NHERI REU Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Published on January 8, 2018


For undergraduates in STEM majors, the 2018 NHERI REU program presents a prime opportunity for hands-on research experience in the field of natural hazards engineering.

Over the course of the summer, students work side-by-side with earthquake, wind, tsunami and coastal engineers, geoscientists, and data scientists – all dedicated to mitigating the effects of natural hazards. Participants deploy to one of NHERI’s 10 hazard-engineering, simulation and cyberinfrastructure facilities around the country.

FACULTY: If you have students interested in solving engineering challenges presented by earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and coastal inundation, please recommend they apply to the NHERI REU program.

The application deadline is February 1, 2018. A downloadable flyer is available.

Find details and application forms at the NHERI-DesignSafe-CI website.


The NHERI REU accepts applications from many majors — and may be of special interest to students majoring in engineering, architecture, meteorology, geoscience and computer science.

Benefits of the NHERI REU include:

  • Working with a faculty mentor to conduct research on an established NSF research project.
  • Networking with engineering researchers, graduate students, and high-achieving peers.
  • Mentoring and guidance with graduate school and career goals.
  • The opportunity to complete and present a paper based on the summer’s research.
  • A research stipend and travel funds to and from the research site.

The NHERI REU is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Women, veteran, and underrepresented minority undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.


About NHERI. The Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NHERI engineers are dedicated to reducing damage to the built environment by natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and storm surge. Details at DesignSafe-CI.


Dr. Karina Vielma, REU Coordinator
University of Texas, San Antonio
NHERI Education and Community Outreach