The NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, NHERI, is a multi-hazards research community focused on mitigating the impact of earthquakes, windstorms, tsunamis, storm surge and other water-related hazards on our nation's civil infrastructure and society.
The Network Coordination Office, physically located at Purdue University, serves as the administrative headquarters for NHERI’s nation-wide network of 11 research facilities.
As the focal point for the NSF-funded natural hazards research community, the NCO—performs the following duties:
The NCO’s Education and Community Outreach team administers the network’s annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The ECO also holds an annual Summer Institute for early career faculty, graduate students, and K-12 educators to learn about NHERI resources and NSF support for natural hazards research.
As well as network governance, the NCO provides many avenues for community participation and encourages researchers to join network-wide committees that make decisions about experimental scheduling, educational activities, user satisfaction, tech transfer, and Science Plan development.
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The NHERI NCO is supported by NSF award number #1612144. Its offices are located on the campus of Purdue University as a center within Discovery Park, a 40 acre complex of facilities that provide open, collaborative research environments where interdisciplinary projects are connected to the world.