Joint University of Florida and
University of Washington NSF NHERI Workshop

May 23-24, 2019 | 8:45am-4:00pm ET

Joint University of Florida and University of Washington NSF NHERI Workshop May 23-24 2019 Gainesville, Florida We are pleased to announce a Joint University of Florida and University of Washington NSF NHERI Workshop. The one and one half day workshop will be held May 23rd (full day) and 24th (morning) 2019 at the NHERI Experimental Facility (EF) at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

The Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory at the University of Florida (UF) is among the seven designated shared-use Experimental Facilities under NSF’s Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program. The UF NHERI EF is primarily dedicated to studying extreme wind events, and offers a suite of experimental apparatus for wind load quantification, system response and destructive testing. The University of Washington (UW) hosts the post-disaster RAPID response facility, providing investigators with equipment, software, and support services needed to collect, process, and analyze perishable data from natural hazards events. Details of these facilities as well as an overview of the NSF NHERI program can be found at https://www.designsafe-ci.org

The goal of the workshop is to promote the singular and coordinated use of the UW RAPID and UF EF. The interactive workshop includes a UF EF tour and RAPID equipment demonstration and hands-on training, the capabilities and services offered by the UF and UW facilities, and the process for accessing NSF funding for EF and RAPID use. The workshop provides opportunities for attendees to network with fellow researchers, and initiate proposals on site. We will cover participant domestic travel and two nights of lodging expenses. The number of participants is budget limited.

Please complete the brief application by Friday, April 26th. Priority will be given to faculty who intend to submit NSF proposals that utilize the UF EF and/or the UW RAPID. Questions should be directed to Susan Triana at susan.triana@essie.ufl.edu

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