NHERI Virtual Presentation
for Early Career Faculty

June 29 — 30, 2020


With the wide range of travel and gathering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic placed upon each host institution within the NHERI network, including the UTSA campus where the Summer Institute is held, and for the safety of everyone involved, the planned Summer Institute for 2020 must be postponed. The NHERI Education and Community Outreach team is offering a virtual program for early career faculty.


The NHERI Virtual Presentation for Early Career Faculty will be held on June 29-30, 2020.  Early career faculty members, K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers interested in learning more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research (NHERI) community are invited to attend the program.  All are welcome to attend!

Topics of the event include:

  • The mission of the NHERI program
  • Writing a grant proposal
  • NHERI network facility capabilities
  • Requesting research resources within the NHERI network

All interested in participating in this virtual event are welcome to attend.  Early career faculty (i.e., non-tenured professors or those relatively new to the field) and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.


The 2020 NHERI Virtual Presentation for Early Career Faculty will be hosted by the Natural Hazards Engineering Infrastructure - NCO Education and Community Outreach (ECO) team.  This program has similar objectives to the Annual NHERI Summer Institute, held at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 and 2019.


There is no fee for attending the NHERI Virtual Presentation for Early Career Faculty.  Everyone attending the event is asked to register to receive important information regarding this program including links for participation.  Registration is now open, with a deadline of June 26, 2020.

NHERI Virtual Presentation 2020 Registration


2018 Presentations

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:

Summer Institute 2018 Presentations




Attendees of the 2020 NHERI Virtual Presentation for Early Career Faculty will experience two days filled with presentations with a wide range of NHERI resources to enhance possibilities for multi-hazard research.  The general topics for each day will include:

Monday, June 29

Research grant proposal writing

NHERI network research sites

NSF Awardee Panel

Tuesday, June 30

Engagement with NHERI Research Sites


The full schedule of the 2020 NHERI Virtual Presentation for Early Career Faculty will be emailed to registrants, and it is available to download as a PDF here .

Welcome to NHERI

The NHERI network is composed of institutions from all around the United States and work with many international partnerships. The Virtual Presentation staff from the NHERI Education and Community Outreach (ECO) office are based at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas.

Attending Remotely

For those planning to attend the event, the sessions will be streamed live over the Zoom conferencing service.  DesignSafe uses Zoom for all NHERI daily web conferencing needs.

Remote attendees may view the events of the NHERI Virtual Presentation by using a link which will be emailed to those registered for the event.  Be sure to register to receive the link for 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.