Education Corner

Published on February 12, 2019


Karina Vielma-Cumpian, EdD
NHERI Education and
Community Outreach

On behalf of the entire Education and Community Outreach Committee, thank you for spreading the word about the NHERI Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty as well as the NHERI Research Experiences for Undergraduates program!

We are having great success recruiting highly-qualified applicants for both programs. This summer, we will welcome approximately 30 undergraduate researchers to the ten-week NHERI-REU program.

Students will be distributed across the country among the 10 NHERI sites. The research symposium, where students come together to exhibit their projects, will be held Aug.1-2, 2019, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Also, the Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty will be held on June 5-7, 2019, at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus.

We will support approximately 20 early career faculty, post-docs and senior-level graduate students to attend the three-day workshop.

All interested in conducting natural hazards engineering research and learning more about NHERI are invited to register and attend. Applications for travel awards to the Summer Institute are due Feb. 15, 2019.

Please continue spreading the word about the wonderful NSF-funded opportunities to learn more about NHERI and engage with our extraordinary community!


2018 NHERI REU students took a break from the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University and went on a field trip to Crater Lake. "The sights were amazing!"
Pictured: Angela Del Rosario, Willie Moore, Zhongduo Zhang, and Yibin Liu. (Photo: Angela Del Rosario)
REU students Emma Donnelly-Bullington (left) and Salwa Badr tour the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.
(Photo: Patricia Clayton)