The third annual NHERI Summer Institute will be held on June 5-7, 2019, 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 included:
All interested in participating in this annual event are welcome to attend. Early career faculty (i.e., non-tenured professors or those relatively new to the field) and early career professionals can apply 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 2019 NHERI Summer Institute will be held at the Downtown Campus of University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and was hosted by the Natural Hazards Engineering Infrastructure - NCO Education and Community Outreach (ECO) team. The 2017 Summer Institute will be held at the UTSA central campus, also in San Antonio.
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 2019 Summer Institute will be opened in the future once details of the event have been announced.
The preferred hotel of the 2019 Summer Institute is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Antonio Downtown, located directly across the street from the Downtown Campus of UTSA in the heart of San Antonio, a city full of attractions and opportunities for visitors.
At the Summer Institute, attendees saw 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 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 evaluated on a case-by-case basis as the grant funds allow.
Attendees of the 2019 Summer Institute will experience three days filled with events on a wide range of topics about the NHERI program. The general topics for each day included:
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.
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 NHERI daily web conferencing needs, including events like the Summer Institute.
Sessions will be recorded and made available.