NHERI Summer

June 4-6, 2018

The second annual NHERI Summer Institute will be held on June 4-6, 2018, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus.  K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers interested in learning more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research (NHERI) community are invited to apply.

Topics of the three-day event include:

  • The mission of the NHERI program
  • Writing a grant proposal
  • NHERI network facility capabilities
  • Requesting research resources within the NHERI network
  • The NHERI Science Plan
  • Hands-on computational research and data management

All interested in participating are welcome to attend.  Early career faculty (i.e., non-tenured professors) and early career professionals can apply below for travel funding available to the program.  Local K-12 educators who are interested can also apply for a stipend to cover participation in the program.


The 2018 NHERI Summer Institute will take place on the Downtown Campus of University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and is hosted by the Education and Community Outreach (ECO) team.


There is no fee for attending the NHERI Summer Institute.  Everyone attending the event is asked to register so organizers can plan event spaces, accommodations, and meals for the week.  Registration for the 2018 Summer Institute will be opened soon after more details about the location and schedule of events have been finalized.  Early career attendees who have applied for the limited travel funding will also need to submit this registration form once selected.

The deadline to register is May 29, 2018.

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Lodging in San Antonio

The preferred hotel of the 2018 Summer Institute is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Antonio Downtown, located directly across the street from the Downtown Campus of UTSA.  The Summer Institute has secured a group rate of $115 per night from June 3 to June 6 which includes free WIFI.  Reservations can be made at the hotel website or by calling (220) 224-7155 and referencing the group code "NHE."

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
502 West Cesar Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX,  78207

The group rate will be available at the DoubleTree until May 18th or until sold-out. Downtown San Antonio has many other hotels within walking distance of the Downtown Campus, as well.

Hotels near UTSA Downtown Campus (PDF)

Travel Stipend Application

The NHERI grant has funding to cover a limited number of early career faculty members (i.e., non-tenured professors) and early career professionals for travel assistance to the Summer Institute program as well as senior-level graduate students.  K-12 educators will also be able to apply for a stipend for participating.  International travel assistance will be evaulated on a case-by-case basis as the grant funds allow.  Travel assistance decisions will be made by March 2018.


The deadline for faculty & professionals travel stipend applications was February 15, 2018.  The K-12 educators participation stipend application has no deadline.


Faculty, Professionals, and Graduate Students — Applications closed.

Faculty and Professionals Apply Now


K-12 Educators — Apply now!

K-12 Educators Apply Now



Attendees can look forward to three days filled with events on a wide range of topics about the NHERI program.  The general topics for each day will be:


NHERI Science Plan

Research grant proposal writing

San Antonio excursion


NHERI network research sites

Design of current and potential research projects at NHERI sites

Networking event


Education and community outreach design

NHERI leadership meetings

Networking event


A tentative schedule of events is available:  Summer Institute 2018 Schedule (PDF)

Welcome to San Antonio, TX!

As the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second largest city in Texas, San Antonio has much to offer the adventurous visitor.  Be sure to explore famous sites like the Alamo or stroll the Riverwalk for many excellent dining choices.

San Antonio Attractions and Restaurants

Attending Remotely

For those unable to join us in San Antonio, the Summer Institute sessions will be streamed live over the Zoom conferencing service.  DesignSafe uses the Zoom service for all web conferencing needs, and it is free to participants with no login necessary.  Anyone planning to watch the Summer Institute remotely is asked to test their comptuer setup before the event at https://zoom.us/test/  which will prompt the installation of any needed Zoom software or browser plugins and begin a demo meeting to ensure it is working.

Sessions will be recorded and made available shortly after the Summer Institute.