2018 Joint Wall of Wind and RAPID
Experimental Facility User Workshop

May 17-18, 2018 | Miami, Florida

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) and the NHERI Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility (referred to as the “RAPID Facility") will be hosting a one and a half day user workshop at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL. The focus of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF and RAPID EF for advanced natural hazard engineering research
  2. Explore opportunities to use the NHERI EFs for unsolicited, CAREER, and other types of NSF proposals -- one session will be dedicated to “Preparing Competitive NSF Proposals (including CAREER Proposals)”
  3. Describe the procedures to perform large- and full-scale experiments using the NHERI WOW EF and use the RAPID EF and its tools for planning reconnaissance efforts
  4. Provide one-on-one sessions between EFs’ team members and workshop participants to discuss research ideas and experimentation plans for NSF proposals
  5. Discuss the Science Plan focusing on key research areas emerging in natural hazard engineering
  6. Provide a platform for collaboration to facilitate multi-disciplinary, multi-hazards research

This onsite workshop will provide faculty members with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW and RAPID EFs, and how to better engage the EFs for obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation research and other basic science research. Also, the workshop will include a tour of the NHERI WOW EF facility and a live test demonstration of the two EFs’ capabilities. Participation and financial support for travel will be limited and priority will be given to faculty planning to submit NSF proposals that intend to use the NHERI WOW and/or RAPID EFs. Financial support for attending the workshop will be awarded in order of registration. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming workshop. Please register using the form on this page.

Preliminary Agenda

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Maryam Refan (WOW) at mrefan@fiu.edu or Dr. Jake Dafni (RAPID) at dafnij@uw.edu.

Workshop Registration