2019 Wall of Wind Experimental
Facility User Workshop

December 4-5, 2019 | Miami, Florida

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) will be hosting a one and 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 for advanced natural hazard engineering research.
  2. Explore opportunities to use the NHERI WOW EF for unsolicited, CAREER, and other types of NSF proposals -- one session will be dedicated to “Preparing a Competitive NSF Proposals (including CAREER Proposals)”.
  3. Describe the procedures to perform large- and full-scale experiments at the NHERI WOW EF using various instrumentation and PIV techniques.
  4. Provide one-on-one sessions between EF’s team members and workshop participants to discuss research ideas and experimentation plans for NSF proposals.
  5. Discuss the NHERI Science Plan focusing on key research areas emerging in natural hazard engineering.

This onsite workshop will provide participants with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW EF and how to better engage the experimental resources for obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation and other basic science research. Also, the workshop will include a tour of the NHERI WOW EF and a demonstration of the EF capabilities. Financial support for travel will be provided. The travel funds are limited and priority will be given to faculty planning to submit NSF proposals that intend to use the NHERI WOW EF. Financial support for attending the workshop will be awarded in order of registration (hotel and flight arrangements will be managed by FIU up to $868 per individual). We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming workshop. Please register using the form on this page. FIU will contact participants concerning individual travel arrangements once registration is confirmed.

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Elizabeth Alvite at ealvite@fiu.edu.

Workshop Registration


Would you like to have a one-on-one meeting with the Wall of Wind PIs to discuss your research ideas/proposal? If so, please use the One-on-one Request Form after you have completed the workshop registration.