The first annual NHERI Summer Institute will be held on July 24-28, 2017, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers who want to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research (NHERI) community.
Topics of the five day event will cover:
All interested in participating are welcome to attend. Early career faculty (i.e., non-tenured professors) and early career professionals can apply below for limited 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.
There is no fee for attending the NHERI Summer Institute. Everyone attending the event is asked to register by July 12, 2017 so organizers can plan event spaces, accommodations, and meals for the week. After registering, be sure to arrange travel to the San Antonio area and lodging reservations near the UTSA campus (details below). Early career attendees who have applied for the limited travel funding will also need to submit this registration form once selected.
Attendees can look forward to a week of events like the tentative schedule below. Check this site again as the Summer Institute approaches for a finalized schedule.
The NHERI Summer Institute will be hosted on the campus of University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
Summer Institute participants are encouraged to stay at the Wyndham Garden hotel close to the UTSA campus with free shuttle transportation. A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $100 per night with breakfast buffet included. Please call the hotel directly at 210-690-0300 and reference the NHERI Summer Institute.
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. Local K-12 educators can also apply for a stipend for participating. Unfortunately, the program cannot sponsor international travel assistance at this time.