Another NSF Career Award at the NHERI-FIU Wall of Wind Experimental Facility
Catherine Gorlé, assistant professor of civil and environment engineering at Stanford, has won an NSF CAREER Award to study wind hazards on buildings in urban environments at the NHERI Wall of Wind.
NHERI SimCenter Programming Bootcamp, July 30 – August 3
The NHERI SimCenter will be hosting a bootcamp at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station for training researchers in civil engineering programming paradigms not covered in traditional civil engineering courses.
NHERI Leaders Present at 2018 ASCE-SEI Structures Congress
A contingent of researchers from the NHERI NCO and several experimental facilities presented at the 2018 Structures Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19-21, 2018.
Remembering Mete Sözen, 1930-2018
Mete A. Sözen, Karl H. Kettelhut Distinguished Professor, Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, died unexpectedly on April 5, 2018.
SimCenter Welcomes Nikhil Padhye to the Development Team
The NHERI SimCenter is pleased to announce that Nikhil Padhye, PhD, has joined the software development team to work on optimizing and expanding their software capabilities.
Episode 37 | Society and Wind Engineering with David O. Prevatt
Associate professor of civil and coastal engineering David O. Prevatt from the University of Florida discusses the social and practical problems disaster-prone communities face.
5th American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) Workshop Announced
The American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE) will be holding their 5th annual workshop August 12-14 at the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on the University of Miami campus in the heart of Key Biscayne.
NSF CAREER Award to Improve Rotor Blade Performance at the NHERI Wall of Wind Facility
With an NSF CAREER Award, UTSA assistant professor Victor Maldonaldo is studying rotor blade performance and how to improve the NHERI Wall of Wind facility at FIU.
NHERI's Annual User Satisfaction Survey
The User Forum committee is conducting their annual survey of user satisfaction with the NHERI program and are asking everyone to participate by the deadline of Friday, April 20th.
What's New: Weekly News Service for Natural Hazards Engineering
As a leading NSF-funded research organization, NHERI now provides a weekly email news service with the latest news and research in natural hazards every Monday.
Shaking Up the Classroom
Graduate students at Purdue University have created a lesson plan for earthquake preparedness that engages the community with puzzles and challenges while delivering educational material.
SimCenter Programming Bootcamp
This summer, the NHERI Center for Computational Modeling and Simulation (the SimCenter) presents a unique opportunity for learning programming tools tailored for the natural hazards engineering at UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station.
Wall of Wind Receives 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation
The American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE) has awarded the Wall of Wind at FIU the 2018 Charles Pankow Award as an outstanding organization for practicing innovative design, materials, and construction-related research and development.
NHERI SimCenter Leadership Transition
With Professor Mahin’s recent passing, NSF has announced Professor Sanjay Govindjee from UC Berkeley as the SimCenter’s new PI.
Stephen A. Mahin passes away, February 10, 2018
The SimCenter is saddened to learn of the passing of Stephen A. Mahin on February 10, 2018.
Register Now for NHERI's Annual Summer Institute
The Summer Institute program at UTSA gives an introduction to natural hazards engineering and NHERI.
MSU Engineers Teach STEM Concepts — with Legos
Kids will get a hands-on lesson about wind engineering at this year's USA Science and Engineering Festival.
Hybrid Simulation Goes Multi-Hazard
The first MECHS workshop for hybrid simulation was held at the UCSD experimental facility in December 2017.
Episode 27 | Oldie But A Goodie - Commander Justin Kibbey Rebroadcast
Do you ever wonder how meteorologists get their hurricane data? On today’s show, host Dan Zehner gets the answers from Commander Justin Kibbey, one of NOAA’s “hurricane hunter” pilots.
NHERI Experimental Facilities Collaborate on Steel Collector Research
An award-winning team of researchers at the University of Arizona and partnering universities is working to develop buildings that will not collapse under the force of major earthquakes.
Collaboration Between NHERI Facilities: SimCenter and UC San Diego Implement Hybrid Shake Table Tests
Hybrid simulations involving experimental substructures on the largest shake table in the U.S. were successfully completed through the collaborative effort of hybrid simulation experts from the NHERI SimCenter and UC San Diego Experimental Facility.
Episode 26 | Natural Climate Solutions Make A Difference
Today, DesignSafe Radio host Dan Zehner talks with Joe Fargione, science director with The Nature Conservancy. The largest non-governmental organization in the world, The Nature Conservancy is also one of the first land trusts.
UTSA Study Examines Causes, Consequences of 2015 Wimberley, Texas Floods
A new study by Chad Furl, postdoctoral research associate, and Hatim Sharif, professor of civil and environmental engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, delves into the 2015 Wimberley, Texas floods that destroyed 350 homes and claimed 13 lives.
Episode 25 | World's Worst Weather On Mount Washington
Today, DesignSafe Radio host Dan Zehner talks with Brian Fitzgerald, Director Of Education at the Mount Washington Observatory and scientist Mike Carman.
Morgan State University Introduces Baltimore Youth to Engineering
On November 4, 2017, engineering student ambassadors from Morgan State University participated in the 2017 STEM Expo held at Morgan State, an historically black college and outreach partner with NHERI, which supports the ambassadors’ educational efforts.
Texas Tech Art Exhibit Based on Atmospheric Science
Marcando el relámpago is a collaborative exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Running through January 28, the exhibit marks exchanges between an atmospheric scientist, Eric Bruning, and a visual artist, Tina Fuentes.