2021 NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility User Workshop

December 2-3, 2021 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

About the Workshop

The FIU NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) will be hosting an in-person day and half user workshop.

Financial support for travel will be provided 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 confirmed registration (hotel and flight arrangements will be managed by FIU up to $880 per individual).

The focus of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI FIU WOW EF for advanced wind hazard engineering research including the new testbed for thunderstorm downburst wind simulations.
  2. Describe cross-disciplinary opportunities to leverage the use of newly established Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technologies at the facility and to perform large- and full-scale synoptic and non-synoptic wind simulations using the NHERI WOW EF.
  3. Explore opportunities to use the WOW EF for unsolicited, CAREER, SBIR, and other types of NSF proposals.
  4. Provide a platform for collaboration to facilitate multi-disciplinary, multi-hazards research.
  5. Provide one-on-one sessions between NHERI team members (from WOW EF) and workshop participants to discuss ideas.

This workshop will provide participants with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW EF and how to better engage the available capabilities 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming workshop!

For one-on-one meetings with facility PIs, please register for the workshop first, then use the form link below to provide your time preferences.

Workshop Agenda | Schedule a One-on-One Session

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

Workshop Registration