FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Antonio, TX, June 3, 2020 — Early career engineering faculty can discover the research possibilities within the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Infrastructure, NHERI.
A full day of Zoom presentations will introduce early career faculty to the NHERI facilities, which include UC San Diego’s LH POST, one of the world’s largest outdoor shake tables, and Florida International University’s Wall of Wind, a full-scale, hurricane-wind testing facility.
The NHERI Virtual Workshop for Early Career Faculty takes place Monday, June 29, and runs from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm CDT. The sessions, which are also open to postdocs, graduate students and practitioners, run sequentially — so participants can attend them all.
Participants are urged to visit the NHERI facilities’ websites for background information. The nation-wide, eleven-member network includes a social science research center, a simulation facility, and a cyberinfrastructure — as well as a RAPID reconnaissance facility.
The NHERI Virtual Workshop for Early Career Faculty is free, but registration is required. Sign up here: designsafe-ci.org/learning-center/summer-institute/registration/.
Registrants will have the opportunity to sign up for individual research meetings with NHERI facility representatives.
Karina Vielma, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
University of Texas at San Antonio
Administrator, NHERI Education and Community Outreach
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, NHERI, is a network of experimental facilities dedicated reducing damage and loss-of-life due to natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, windstorms, and tsunamis and storm surge. It is supported by the DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure. NHERI provides the natural hazards engineering and social science communities with the state-of-the-art resources needed to meet the research challenges of the 21st century.