Communications Update from JoAnn Browning

Published on February 2, 2017


Hello, everyone! We’ve had a personnel change here in the NCO. I am pleased to introduce Marti LaChance as your new NHERI communications contact. Some of you may remember her as the communications manager for the NEES award. I know I have very fond memories of working with her and am excited to have another opportunity.


Marti will be preparing our monthly and quarterly newsletters and managing NHERI social media. In the coming weeks, she will be contacting various sites for information.


But please do not wait to hear from Marti. I encourage you to send her updates about your site. She is interested in hearing about interesting experiments, coming events, key site milestones, unique tours and outreach programs, high-achieving students and faculty -- anything of interest to the NHERI community and hazard engineers.


If you have questions about NHERI communications, you may reach Marti at


Warm regards,



JoAnn Browning, PhD, PE
NHERI Network Coordination Office, Co-PI
Dean of College of Engineering
David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair
University of Texas San Antonio