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2018


FI and UW Organize Joint Workshop for Prospective Users
posted 06-05-18 | Florida International University and the University of Washington hosted an NSF NHERI Users Workshop at the FIU Wall of Wind in May to provide prospective users with useful information about resources and services available at the NHERI WOW and RAPID EFs.

Zehner Honored at Large Facilities Workshop
posted 05-31-18 | At the 2018 NSF Large Facilities Workshop, the NCO's Dan Zehner was honored for his contributions to the development of a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) recommended Lessons Learned Model.

Stephen A. Mahin passes away, February 10, 2018
posted 02-21-18 | The SimCenter is saddened to learn of the passing of Stephen A. Mahin on February 10, 2018. Founding Principal Investigator and Director of the SimCenter, Mahin assembled a talented multi-university team to realize an inspiring vision for creating new tools to model and eventually mitigate the effects of natural hazards.

NHERI's Annual Summer Institute Provides an Introduction to Natural Hazards Engineering
posted 02-15-18 | Natural hazards engineering is an exciting field, and NHERI’s Summer Institute program provides a fantastic, hands-on introduction. The three-day workshop is tailored for K-12 educators, engineers and researchers interested in learning more about the field and about NHERI, the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure.

Morgan State University Engineers Teach STEM Concepts — with Legos
posted 02-15-18 | At this year’s USA Science and Engineering Festival, faculty and students from Morgan State University’s Department of Civil Engineering will be on hand to teach kids about protecting structures from windstorms with some of their favorite toys: Legos.

Breaking Barriers: Hybrid Simulation Goes Multi-Hazard
posted 02-15-18 | Recent workshop focused on expanding the capacity of hybrid simulation.

NHERI Experimental Facilities Collaborate on Steel Collector Research
posted 02-07-18 | University of Arizona is partnering with Lehigh and UCSD to study steel collectors during seismic events.

SimCenter and UCSD Implement Hybrid Shake Table Tests
02-05-18   |   The SimCenter and LHPOST facilities performed hybrid simulations with real-time shake table tests.

UTSA Study Examines Causes, Consequences of 2015 Wimberley, Texas Flood
01-31-18   |   UTSA researchers study factors that led to disastrous flooding that destroyed 350 homes and claimed 13 lives.

Morgan State University Holds STEM Expo
01-22-18   |   Morgan State University's annual STEM Expo introduces engineering to Baltimore youth.

Texas Tech Art Exhibit Based on Atmospheric Science
01-16-18   |   Marcando el relámpago is a collaborative art exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech University through January 28.

Payload Possibilities for NHERI Project
01-16-18   |   PI Benson Shing of UCSD invites researchers to add payload experiments to a reinforced masonry walls project later in 2018.

NHERI REU Application Deadline: Feb. 1
01-08-18   |   The NHERI REU program is accepting applications for Summer 2018 student interns until February 1.

Ziotopoulou Honored
01-08-18   |   Katerina Ziotopoulou of UC Davis has been honored with the Greek International Women Award in Science.

UC Davis Hosts Workshop on Liquefaction
01-08-18   |   The CGM at UC Davis hosted an international workshop on LEAP (Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects).