The NHERI Summer Institute

Published on March 30, 2017

The inaugural NHERI Summer Institute will be held on July 24-28, 2017 at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  The five-day workshop is for K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers who want to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research (NHERI) community.

Summer Institute participants will be exposed to collaborating with NHERI experimental sites, networking with engineers, researchers, and educators interested in natural hazards engineering, and creating useful grant proposal drafts and lessons during the program.

Participants will attend sessions on:

  • The mission of the NSF-funded NHERI program
  • Writing a grant proposal through grant writing & design workshops
  • Requesting research resources within the NHERI network
  • The NHERI Science Plan
  • Computational research and data management through hands-on participation.

Cost to attend is free, and the NHERI award covers travel expenses for a limited number of early career faculty members (i.e., non-tenured professors) and early career professionals.  Apply for limited travel funding on the DesignSafe-CI site.  Local K-12 educators can also apply to receive a stipend for participating.  (Unfortunately, the NHERI Summer Institute cannot sponsor international travel assistance.)

Summer Institute participants are encouaged to stay at the Wyndham Garden hotel close to the UTSA campus with free shuttle transportation.  A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $100 per night with breakfast buffet included.  Please call the hotel directly at 210-690-0300 and reference the NHERI Summer Institute to make a reservation.