NHERI Graduate Student Council


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group met on Friday, March 25 to discuss its goals moving forward. If you are interested in learning more, email Chair, Maggie Web (maggie.web@vt.edu) or Vice-Chair, Harman Singh (harmansingh1412@gmail.com).

Updates 

In our May NHERI GSC General Meeting, we learned about key leadership skills that may be applied to research.

We were also joined by Dr. Antonio Bobet from Purdue University and Co-PI of the NHERI NCO, Dr. Shiling Pei from the Colorado School of Mines and PI of the NHERI TallWood Project, and Dr. Adam Zsarnoczay from SimCenter and Associate Director of Research Outreach.

For more information on previous NHERI GSC meetings, please visit: https://www.designsafe-ci.org/learning-center/nheri-graduate-student-council/explore/meetings/.


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.


Eligibility  

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. While we encourage membership from institutions around the globe, funding opportunities are currently limited to members in U.S. Institutions.


Registration 

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

Register Here


Explore 

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!