DesignSafe News
2017 Archive

 

Legendary Hurricane Hunters on DesignSafe Radio
12-14-17   |   DesignSafe Radio host Dan Zehner interviewed NOAA Hurricane Hunters about gathering storm data from the skies.

Engineering Collaboration with Japan
12-13-17   |   NHERI and NIED met in Akasaka, Tokyo, recently to discuss international earthquake research.

Developing 'Breakaway' Tsunami Resistant Buildings
12-11-17   |   University of Washington researchers are developing new structural systems for tsunami protection.

PEER Funds Seismic Performance Research in Transportation
11-07-17   |   PEER has announced seed funding for 6 seismic performance research projects and full funding for 11 others.

SimCenter Releases Two New Software Applications
11-21-17   |   The NHERI SimCenter has announced the release of two new tools for structural dynamics and geotechnical engineering.

SimCenter Holds Meeting on Workflow Development
11-07-17   |   The NHERI SimCenter invited experts to debate user needs for simulation tool workflows.

Transportation Leaders Visit FIU's Wall of Wind
11-06-17   |   US DOT Secretary Elaine L Chao and US Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart visiteed the FIU Wall of Wind.

Applications Open for 2018 NHERI REU Program
11-06-17   |   Undergraduates can apply for a 10-week summer internship at one of the exciting NHERI experimental facilities.

Ellen M. Rathje to Deliver 2018 William B. Joyner Lecture
10-27-17   |   Prof. Ellen Rathje of UTA is to be honored by EERI and SSA with William B. Joyner Lecture Award.

Tsunami Expert Ian Robertson Honored for Excellence
10-11-17   |   Ian Robertson has been selected as the inaugural Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor.

Sinkhole 3D-Imaging Workshop
09-29-17   |   Researchers from UTA hosted a workshop on nonintrusive sinkhole 3D-imaging in Gainesville, Florida, on October 27-27.

1st Annual NHERI-NIED/E-Defense Meeting
09-29-17   |   NHERI and NIED/E-Defense are holding their first annual collaborative meeting October 31 and November 1 in Akasaka, Tokyo.

FIU Hosting Wall of Wind Workshop
09-29-17   |   Florida International University will be hosting a workshop about the Wall of Wind facility on November 3.

DesignSafe Radio Taking Off
09-25-17   |   The DesignSafe Radio podcast is taking the hazard engineering world by storm, literally.

UF Requests Post-Irma Building Damage Assessment
09-19-17   |   The University of Florida is conducting a survey of building damages following Hurricane Irma.

DatacenterHub: A Database Resource for Researchers
09-18-17   |   DatacenterHub exists as a resource for collections of post-disaster reconnaissance data including correlating photographs and videos.

Irma Reconnaissance and Information
09-07-17   |   Contact experts, follow real-time communication between field teams, and listen to a special edition Irma podcast.

NHERI Experts Mobilize for Hurricane Harvey
08-28-17   |   A team of NHERI hurricane and storm-surge experts including Forrest Masters, Arindam Chowdhury, and Clint Dawson, has mobilized to the Golf Coast region.

Kareem Honored with Masanobu Shinozuka Medal
08-28-17   |   Ahsan Kareem of Notre Dame has received the ASCE Masanobu Shinozuka Medal for his contributions to stochastic modeling.

Hurricane Harvey Podcasts
08-28-17   |   The DesignSafe Radio podcast has issued two special episodes for Hurricane Harvey.

REU Students at UC San Diego Featured on DesignSafe Radio
08-28-17   |   Listen to students from this summer's REU program discuss their hands-on work with the LHPOST facility.

Structural Testing Workshop with UTexas and T-Rex, August 3-4
07-08-17   |   A workshop at Rutgers University will feature presentations on NHERI@UTexas mobile experimentation equipment.

RPI Team to Study Fluid Mechanics at the NHERI Wall of Wind
07-06-17   |   A team from RPI has been awarded to investigate high suction flow mechanics at the Wall of Wind.

MAST Training in August
07-06-17   |   The University of Minnesota's MAST Laboratory is hosting a 90-minute online training session August 1st.

New Projects Underway at University of Florida
07-05-17   |   New NSF-funded projects are ramping up for UFL, including an EAGER project and a collaboration with Texas Tech University.

NHERI for CAREER Award Faculty
06-19-17   |   Early career faculty submitting a CAREER proposal have many resources with the experimental facilities.

Symposium Honor Professor Anil K. Chopra
06-19-17   |   UC Berkeley will be hosting a symposium Oct 2-3 in honor of Professor Anil K Chopra's retirement.

Ross Boulanger Elected to National Academy of Engineering
06-19-17   |   UC Davis faculty member and NHERI researcher, Professor Ross Boulanger, has been elected to the NAE.

Support NHERI on Social Media
06-01-17   |   Help get the word out about NHERI's social media presence!

13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering a Success!
06-01-17   |   Attendees of the 13th ACWE in Gainesville, Florida, were given two sessions full of presentations about the exciting work of the NHERI program.

NSF NHERI Coastal Hazards Engineering New User Workshop, July 19-20 at OSU
06-01-17   |   The school of Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU will be hosting a workshop for NHERI about coastal hazards engineering in July.

User Satisfaction Survey Coming Soon
05-30-17   |   The NHERI User Forum will be conducting the community's first annual user survey with the help of independent consultancy group TecEd.

Researchers at Texas Tech, NWI Land NSF Grant to Study Tornadoes
05-22-17   |   The National Wind Institute received a grant to study tornado loading on low-rising buildings, including straight-line wind research at the University of Florida.

A Case for Jupyter Notebook and DesignSafe
05-15-17   |   In a recent interview with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which hosts the NHERI DesignSafe-CI, associate professor Scott Brandenburg of UCLA shared his experiences as a new user of Jupyter notebooks.

International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters and Mitigation Announced
05-10-17   |   The International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation (WRDM) has been announced for March 11-14, 2018, on the campus of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Meet NHERI/DesignSafe Webmaster, Hedda Prochaska
05-01-17   |   Visitors to the NHERI website see the handiwork of Hedda Prochaska, our web designer based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Here's a brief introduction, in her own words.

13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
04-26-17   |   There is still time for members of the wind engineering and research community to register for the 2017 ACWE conference in Gainesville, Florida, May 21-24.

The NHERI Summer Institute
04-10-17   |   The inaugural NHERI Summer Institute will be held at UTSA on July 24-28, 2017, to train early career faculty, K-12 educators, professionals, and researchers in how to perform work in NHERI.

11NCEE Call for Papers
03-24-17   |   The Eleventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE) will convene June 25-29, 2018, in Los Angeles. The conference is accepting abstract submissions until May 31, 2017.

Meet the NCO’s Dan Zehner
03-17-17   |   As hazard researchers and site managers gear up for testing, they will come to know Dan Zehner, a key member of the NHERI NCO.

Update on NHERI’s Summer REU Program
03-03-17   |   Applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program closed on March 1. The ECO team is now evaluating candidates and will begin informing selected students soon.

NCO Leadership Overview
03-03-17   |   The Network Coordination Office (NCO) is charged with providing a structure for the leadership committees of NHERI, and the NCO organization chart shows how NCO staff support those tasks.

Webinar: Using the New Facility Scheduling Dashboard
02-27-17   |   The Network Coordination Office (NCO) held an introductory webinar for the new Facility Scheduling Dashboard on February 28, 2017. Watch the recording to learn about requesting and managing NHERI projects.

RAPID Facility Slated to Support Deployments in September 2018
02-09-17   |   University of Washington has announced the RAPID experimental facility will begin supporting post-disaster field deployments in September 2018, following a year of planning and equipment commissioning.

Steve Mahin Introduces the SimCenter at the 2017 WCEE
02-02-17   |   Steve Mahin, NHERI SimCenter director, highlighted the center during his keynote at the 16th WCEE held in Santiago, Chile.

Communications Update from JoAnn Browning
02-02-17   |   Marti LaChance is now the NHERI communications contact for news and publications.

REU Applications Now Available
01-06-17   |   The Learning Center is taking applications to the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program until March 1, 2017.