The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) is excited to bring research opportunities at ten multi-hazard engineering equipment sites during a 10-week summer research program. The NHERI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is dedicated to helping undergraduate college students experience multi-hazard (earthquake, wind, tsunamis, and coastal) engineering as well as cyber infrastructure and data management with a hands-on, research-based project that will introduce participants to a network of engineers, scientists, and students working toward a common purpose.
Selected REU participants will receive:
- – travel funds to and from the research facility,
- – a research stipend for their summer work,
- – valuable research and career experience alongside a faculty mentor and gradute student researcher, and
- – networking opportunities with experienced engineering researchers, scientists, and experts in the NHERI community.
The application is open to current undergraduate students working toward a degree that helps inform the civil engineering field. Because the projects vary in scope, NHERI is looking for a variety of majors including civil engineering, computer science, and architecture, to name a few. If you are interested in solving engineering issues dealing with natural hazards, this undergraduate research program is for you!
Each of the Experimental Facilities within NHERI plus the SimCenter and Cyberinfrastructure teams are participating in the Summer 2017 REU program:
- – The Wall of Wind at Florida International University
- – The Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center at Lehigh University
- – The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University
- – The NHERI SimCenter at University of California, Berkeley
- – The Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM) at University of Calfornia, Davis
- – The Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) at Unversity of California, San Diego
- – The Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory at University of Florida
- – The Large-Scale Mobile Shakers at University of Texas at Austin
- – The NHERI Cyberinfrastructure and Data Management team at University of Texas at Austin
- – The Rapid Response Research Facility (RAPID) at University of Washington
Faculty, please share this information with your students. More information can be found at https://www.designsafe-ci.org/learning-center/reu/overview/.