DesignSafe Radio: Training Engineers to Program Natural Hazards Simulations, with SimCener's Peter Mackenzie-Heinwein
posted 05-10-21
During the month of May, DesignSafe Radio will feature an interview with the Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein about the NHERI SimCenter's expertise and resources for training NHERI community programmers in how to create effective natural hazards simulations.

Gathering Hurricane Data for Wind Engineering Experiments
posted 05-05-21
Since 1999, University of Florida wind engineers and their colleagues have deployed portable weather towers in the path of almost every U.S. landfalling hurricane. Forrest Masters of the Powell Lab has been leading these missions since 2004.

Lori Peek Receives Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award for Environmental Sociology
posted 05-05-21
The American Sociological Association Section on Environmental Sociology has selected Lori Peek, Natural Hazards Center Director and Professor of Sociology, as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award.

Long-Term NIST Community Resilience Study Releases Second Report
posted 04-26-21
The NIST Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning has released their second report on the significant 2016 flooding of Lumberton, North Carolina. This report documents the recovery efforts and highlights community resilience in the aftermath of disaster.

NHERI Facilities Offer Virtual Office Hours
posted 04-22-21
The NHERI facilities are now holding regular office hours for researchers and prospective users to schedule virtual meetings for discussion of collaboration opportunities.

PBS Terra Channel Features Sutley, Lessons from Linwood Tornado
posted 04-21-21
NHERI research engineer Elaina Sutley, assistant professor at the University of Kansas, recently appeared on the PBS Terra channel to discuss the EF4 tornado that hit Linwood, Kansas in May of 2019.

Wall of Wind Competition Inspires High School Students to Become Engineers, Tackle Real-World Problems
posted 04-21-21
Teams of local high school students competing in the 2021 NHERI Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge were tasked with developing innovative wind mitigation concepts and solutions within guidelines set by FIU wind engineers.

DesignSafe Radio: Using Models to Protect our Coasts from Storm Surge, with Clint Dawson
posted 04-12-21
In April and May, the DesignSafe Radio podcast features a series of interviews with Clint Dawson of UT Austin, the Computation Hydraulics Group lead and a key member of the ADCIRC model development team..

NHERI CONVERGE Releases 7th Training Module: Broader Ethical Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Researchers
posted 04-08-21
The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) CONVERGE facility announces the release of its latest online training module which discusses important ethical considrations for conducting research in a disaster setting.

National Institute of Building Sciences Recognizes William Holmes for Public Safety Leadership
posted 03-24-21
NHERI's tech-transfer lead, William Holmes, has been honored with the Building Seismic Safety Council Leadership Award from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

When Social Media Makes Sense
posted 03-12-21
Katerina Ziotopoulou, assistant professor of engineering at UC Davis, has social media tips for those seeking to successfully engage the community online.

Understanding and Ending Gender-based Violence in Fieldwork
posted 03-11-21
The NHERI CONVERGE facility is announcing the release of a new educational tool for natural hazards researchers to identify and help eliminate sources of gender-basd violence in fieldwork.

DesignSafe Dataset Awards 2021
posted 03-09-21
The NHERI DesignSafe team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Dataset Awards. This year we recognize four outstanding datasets for their diverse contributions to natural hazards research. The datasets represent four different categories of data, including earthquake/geotechnical engineering, earthquake/structural engineering, hurricane reconnaissance, and hurricane simulation.

SimCenter Releases Updated "State of the Art..." Report
posted 03-04-21
SimCenter’s second report on the "State of the Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering" provides an updated overview and review of the available methods, simulation approaches, and software tools for natural hazards engineering.

Kara Peterman Receives Early Career Award from American Institute of Steel Construction
posted 02-18-21
Kara Peterman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction for her contributions to structural steel engineering.

Malley Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
posted 02-18-21
James O. Malley, senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers and an active participant in the governance of NHERI, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

Winter Bootcamp Fills Growing Need for Natural Hazards Engineering Programming Skills
posted 02-06-21
The NHERI SimCenter has found success filling a growing community need for natural hazards related programming skills with their annual, weeklong Winter Bootcamp series of seminars and training sessions.

NHERI REU, Summer Institute Deadlines Extended
posted 02-03-21
The NHERI ECO has extended deadlines for applying to both the 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship program and the 2021 Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty travel assistance.

StEER Releases Details on Recent Earthquakes in Croatia and Indonesia
posted 02-03-21
The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) network has released their findings on two recent major earthquakes in Croatia and Indonesia.

NSF Renews Grants for Multiple NHERI Facilities
posted 02-03-21
As NHERI experimental facilities are nearing the end of their first 5-year funding grants, NSF has began to accept and grant renewal proposals from them.

Recon Report on M7 Samos Island (Aegean Sea) Earthquake, October 30, 2020
posted 01-28-21
An international collaboration of disaster reconnaissance teams responded to the October 2020 earthquake at Samos Island and have prepared reports on their natural hazards findings.

Ahsan Kareem Receives International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering
posted 01-22-21
Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Engineering, has received the 2020 International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Built Environment Exacerbates COVID-19 Pandemic, Researchers Say
posted 01-20-21
As communities across the United States struggle to manage a wave of COVID-19 infections, a multidisciplinary team of researchers argue that the pandemic has revealed the ways in which engineered structures and services have contributed to society’s challenges. .

International Honors for SimCenter's Kareem
posted 01-20-21
In 2020, SimCenter co-PI and Notre Dame Professor Ahsan Kareem was awarded two prestigious honors from international engineering associations for his contributions to the domain of natural hazards research.

Major Upgrade Underway at World's Largest Outdoor Shake Table
posted 01-08-21
The world's largest outdoor shake table located at the UC San Diego NHERI experimental facility has begun construction on a $16.3M upgrade to add full 6 degrees of freedom movement capabilities.