Florida International University
Experimental Facility Workshop

Nov 18, 2016

The Wall of Wind (WOW) at Florida International University (FIU) is among the seven designated shared-use Experimental Facilities (EFs) under the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program. The NHERI WOW EF is primarily dedicated to studying ground-breaking concepts to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure lifelines, and enable innovations to help prevent wind hazards from becoming societal disasters. The facility is available to be utilized through NSF-funded programs.

We cordially invite you to attend a one-day onsite workshop, to learn more about this facility and to discuss NSF submission opportunities using the NHERI WOW-EF.

Date: Friday November 18, 2016 (from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm)
Location: Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida
Registration: Fill out the Workshop Registration form on this page
RSVP/Registration and Hotel Group Rate Deadline: October 31, 2016
Reimbursement: Available-up to $450

We seek researchers focusing on wind hazards and wind engineering pertaining to buildings and other infrastructure systems, knowledge advancements and innovations to achieve resilient and sustainable communities, as well as on the general areas of experimental aerodynamics for multi-disciplinary researchers who wish to pursue NSF funding to access one or more NHERI EFs. NSF programs well suited to fund access to these facilities include:

  • the Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program
  • the Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) program
  • programs such as, among others, Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE), Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS), Environmental Sustainability

Workshop Agenda and Logistics

The workshop will provide you with valuable information about the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF, user services provided by EF staff, the process for accessing NSF funding for EF use, and the science plan and major themes for the WOW EF. It will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with fellow researchers, propose guidance and long term strategies for optimal use of the EF, develop collaborative programs, and even initiate proposals on site.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2016 NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility (EF) User Workshop. Please register for the workshop using the Workshop Registration form on this page. Space is limited so please register by October 31, 2016.

Please feel free to contact us at wow@fiu.edu with any questions.

Reimbursement: A reimbursement is available to the participants. You will be reimbursed for a portion of your travel expenses (airfare, one-night hotel room, incidentals, etc.), up to $450. FIU will sponsor transportation on November 18 from Pullman Hotels & Resorts in Miami to FIU and return to the Miami International Airport (MIA) or to the Pullman Hotels & Resorts.



Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event has closed.