NHERI Grad Student Council Celebrates Two Years!

Published on October 27, 2023


On October 18, 2023, NHERI GSC celebrated an exciting milestone: two years of serving graduate researchers in natural hazards.

Over these past 24 months, the NHERI GSC Executive Committee has worked tirelessly to host 16 workshops and develop programming – in collaboration with the NHERI network – for the benefit of its 450+ members.

The NHERI GSC is grateful to the many faculty and practitioners who have shared their expertise.

The GSC team sends a big “Thank You!” to the NHERI NCO, the Science Plan Task Group, and the Technology Transfer Committee for presenting important information about the NHERI Network. To the RAPID and SimCenter teams, who were instrumental in collaborating with NHERI GSC from its inception to support important workshops. And to StEER, GEER, and NEER for hosting a workshop introducing the purpose of extreme events research and how to get involved.

Thanks also to Lori Peek and Kurt Gurley for presenting a useful workshop on NSF proposal writing, and Jack Baker for sharing his tips on academic publishing. We are grateful for your commitment to the next generation of natural hazards researchers.

As the Executive Committee prepares to induct its newest leaders, the NHERI GSC also wishes to recognize the perseverance, dedication, and vision of its outgoing members.

And finally, we wish to express heartfelt gratitude for our President Emeritus, Holly Davies. Holly oversaw the creation of the GSC constitution, acted as a kind and helpful mentor, and nurtured the vision of a natural hazards graduate research community. Thank you, Holly for your service!

To our members, you have accomplished so much! We look forward to continuing to serve you!

NHERI GSC members at 2022 Summer Institute in San Antonio. Front row- Kostas Kalfas; Back row- Jordan Nakayama, Holly Davies, Robin Nelson, Esteban Villalobos Vega, Rakesh Salunke, Edwin Rajeev.