NHERI Summer
Institute

July 24-28, 2017

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:

  • The mission of the NHERI program
  • Writing a grant proposal through grant writing & design workshops
  • Requesting research resources within the NHERI network
  • The NHERI Science Plan
  • Computational research and data management through hands-on participation.

 

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.

 

The NHERI Summer Institute will take place on the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campus.
The NHERI Summer Institute will take place on campus at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and is hosted by the Education and Community Outreach (ECO) team.  The Sombrilla Plaza fountain pictured above is one of the popular spots to see while visiting the UTSA campus.

Registration

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.
 

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Tentative Schedule

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.

Monday

Proposal and grant writing workshops

Assessments and evaluation

Tuesday

The NHERI Science Plan

Computational research and data management sites presentations

Networking event

Wednesday

NHERI experimental research sites presentations

Thursday

Applications and experimentation using NHERI equipment and data

Friday

Educational and community outreach design


Welcome to San Antonio, TX!

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.

Apply for Limited Travel Funding

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.  

 

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.

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