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Wall of Wind Receives 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation
posted 03-06-18
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
posted 02-22-18
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
posted 02-21-18
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
posted 02-15-18
The Summer Institute program at UTSA gives an introduction to natural hazards engineering and NHERI.

MSU Engineers Teach STEM Concepts — with Legos
posted 02-15-18
Kids will get a hands-on lesson about wind engineering at this year's USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Hybrid Simulation Goes Multi-Hazard
posted 02-15-18
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
posted 02-09-18
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
posted 02-07-18
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
posted 02-05-18
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
posted 02-02-18
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
posted 01-31-18
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
posted 01-26-18
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
posted 01-22-18
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
posted 01-16-18
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.


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