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NHERI SimCenter Software: New Features Added in Major Releases and an Update
posted 05-02-22
The NHERI SimCenter has released major updates to its quoFEM, EE-UQ, and R2D applications. The SimCenter team worked with NHERI DesignSafe to migrate these software deployments to Frontera, the world's 13th fastest computer, which means your cloud-enabled job should run 10 times faster.

NHERI RAPID Facility Receives $6M Renewal Grant
posted 04-18-22
The National Science Foundation has renewed the University of Washington-based reconnaissance equipment and training center, NHERI RAPID.

New NHERI CONVERGE Training Module: Public Health Implications of Hazards and Disaster Research
posted 04-15-22
The latest CONVERGE Training Module offers original content and case studies that highlight the public health implications of research on hazards and disasters.

Moving Natural Hazards Research into Practice: A Success Story
posted 04-11-22
In this Q&A, University of Kansas researcher Elaina Sutley discusses elements of successful tech transfer from basic research to ASCE 7 adoption

NHERI Graduate Student Council: Spring '22 Happenings
posted 04-07-22
The NHERI Graduate Student Council was created as voice for graduate students in hazards engineering, and its members have begun to form working groups to contribute to the NHERI community.

Testbed Shakedown on the NHERI UC San Diego Shake Table
posted 04-04-22
In April and May, the first project to run on the remodeled LHPOST6 will shake and characterize a brand-new NHERI community resource: a full-scale, modular, steel-framed test structure.

From NHERI Research to Engineering Practice
posted 02-25-22
The NHERI NCO’s Technical Transfer Committee exists to ensure NHERI-affiliated researchers, especially early-career researchers, have the information and support they need to design implementable projects and shepherd their work into application.

FIU Receives $12.8M NSF Grant to Design an Extreme Wind, Surge and Wave Testing Facility
posted 02-02-22
NSF has awarded $12.8M to Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute to support the design of a national full-scale testing facility capable of wind, storm surge, and wave action.

New NHERI CONVERGE Training Module on Reciprocity in Hazards and Disaster Research
posted 02-02-22
The latest CONVERGE training module provides practical guidance for how researchers can give back to affected people and communities.

New Initiative Trains Undergrads in Engineering Education
posted 02-02-22
In its 2022 REU program, the NHERI at University of Florida facility will train an REU student engineering education, a first in the NHERI community.

NHERI Graduate Student Council Election Results, January 2022
posted 02-02-22
Election results are in for the 2022 NHERI Graduate Student Council Leaders. See the results for officers and working group chairs on the NGSC leadership page.

Introducing the New NHERI Facility Scheduling Dashboard
posted 02-02-22
Responding to feedback from facility managers, network governance groups, and users, the NHERI Network Coordination Office has created a new version of the Facility Scheduling Dashboard application.

NHERI SimCenter Community Meeting: Wrap-up and Videos
posted 01-26-22
During the recent NHERI SimCenter Community Meeting, more than 170 attendees joined breakout sessions on topics such as building inventory and AI, regional simulations, climate change and inland flooding.

NHERI-Affiliated Structural Extreme Event Reconnaissance Team Releases Report on December 2021 Tornado Outbreak
posted 01-05-22
StEER immediately issued a Level 3 response to this event, activating its VAST and FAST groups to produce a joint Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report-Early Access Reconnaissance Report (PVRR-EARR).

NHERI Booth Shines at AGU Fall Meeting
posted 01-04-22
Thanks to some engaging, hands-on exhibits, visitors to NHERI's booth at the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting got a unique introduction to our network’s capabilities.

We Can Build Homes to Survive Tornadoes Like Kentucky Suffered, We Just Haven't.
posted 01-04-22
Community perspective from David O. Prevatt, professor of wind engineering at the University of Florida, and co-PI and associate director of the NSF-funded Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network.

Fiber Optic Sensing Now Available from NHERI@Texas
posted 01-04-22
The NHERI at University of Texas Mobile Shaker experimental facility has acquired a new fiber-optic sensing system that is already helping the Army Corps of Engineers.


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