NHERI Graduate Student Council


The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Graduate Student Council exists to support graduate students interested in natural hazards multidisciplinary research. Our next Zoom meeting is on Friday, January 21st, from 11:00 am -12:00 pm Central Time. If you have not registered to be a member, please register below to receive a link for the meeting.

In our December meeting, Adam Zsarnoczay, Associate Director of Educational Outreach at the SimCenter, shared information on how the SimCenter can support your research. The link below provides access to the PowerPoint he shared. If you would like a chance to meet Adam, he will also be attending our Janauary meeting to share during our research break out session.

Introduction to the NHERI SimCenter (PDF)


In our November meeting, Bill Holmes, Chair of the NHERI Technology Transfer Committee, shared information on moving research to practice.  The link below provides access to the Technology Transfer flyer shared:

Move Your Research Results Into Practice (PDF)

Program Information 

NHERI support for graduate students. The NHERI Graduate Student Council provides an opportunity for graduate students to:

  • Build a diverse graduate community for natural hazard researchers.
  • Connect with diverse mentors in the natural hazards’ community.
  • Attend natural hazards, research, and career workshops.
  • Encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversations.
  • Learn about the impact of research on natural hazards practice.
  • Gain leadership, service, and funding opportunities.

The NHERI Graduate Student Council offers graduate students interested in natural hazards research a chance to connect with other like-minded students. The GS Council meetings will support graduate students in building a network of support in the natural hazards field. The council will connect graduate students to natural hazard leaders, schedule workshops on careers, research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) while providing leadership, service, and funding opportunities.


NHERI Graduate Student Council membership is open to all graduate students interested in natural hazards research. This includes those graduate students who focus on engineering, as well as those who focus on social science or medicine related to natural hazards disasters. Graduate students from racial and ethnic underrepresented groups in engineering, women, and veterans are encouraged to register for NHERI Graduate Student Council membership.


Registration for the NHERI Graduate Student Council will open on October 4, 2021. It will remain open indefinitely, and the ECO or GS Council leadership will contact new members at the beginning of each month.

Register Here


Click the links below to find out more information about the NHERI Graduate Student Council. As we build the Council together, we will offer more information. To register to become a member, click the link above and provide your ideas. Your input makes all the difference!

Contact Us 

The Education and Community Outreach (ECO) and the ECO Committee host the NHERI Graduate Student Council. If you have questions about the Council or the registration process, please email us at reu-request@designsafe-ci.org. We want to hear from you!