The NHERI Summer Institute is to be held June 16-17, 2021, at the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Downtown Campus. For the health and safety of attendees and faculty, the institute may move to a hybrid or remote format based on COVID-19 restrictions.
Early-career faculty, K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers who want to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) community are invited to apply. Participants will learn about:
All participants—early-career professionals and faculty, K-12 educators and administrators, and established professionals and faculty—are welcome to attend. We are especially looking for participants interested in multi-disciplinary research and collaboration between experimental sites.
During the two days, participants will have opportunities to meet with NHERI PIs, NHERI experimental site representatives, K-12 teachers, and a program director from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This creates a platform to discuss research grant proposal ideas and potential partnerships.
The grant covers travel expenses for a limited number of early-career faculty members (i.e., non-tenured professors). Associate faculty members are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to early-career faculty members. Local K-12 educators will also receive a stipend for participating. International travel will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as travel funding allows.
There is no fee for attending the NHERI Summer Institute for Early-Career Faculty. Everyone attending the event is asked to register to receive important information regarding this program. Registration is now open, with a deadline of February 10, 2021.
At the Summer Institute, attendees are shown presentations about the NHERI program, the NHERI Experimental Facilities, and the processes researchers can follow to make use of NHERI resources. These presentations are available (as PDFs) as a publication in the DesignSafe Data Depot:
The NHERI network is composed of institutions from all around the United States and work with many international partnerships. The Summer Institute staff from the NHERI Education and Community Outreach (ECO) office are based at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas.
For those unable to attend the event in person, the sessions will be streamed live over the Zoom conferencing service. DesignSafe uses Zoom for all NHERI daily web conferencing needs. Details will be provided here closer to the event.
Attendees can check if their computer is ready at the Zoom Test Page. The Zoom service also has apps available for users of mobile devices.
Sessions may be recorded and made available at a future date.