2018 NHERI REU Program: Summer Applications

January 29, 2018

For college students in STEM majors, the summer of 2018 presents a prime opportunity for hands-on research experience in the promising field of natural hazards engineering.

The 2018 NHERI REU program provides research opportunities at 10 hazard-engineering, simulation and cyberinfrastructure facilities around the country. Over the course of the summer, students work side-by-side with earthquake, wind, tsunami and coastal engineers, geoscientists, and data scientists – all dedicated to mitigating the effects of natural hazards.

Students: If you are interested in solving engineering challenges presented by earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and coastal inundation, this undergraduate research program is for you!

The NHERI REU accepts applications from many majors — and may be of special interest to students majoring in engineering, architecture, meteorology, geoscience and computer science.
Benefits of the NHERI REU include:

•  Working with a faculty mentor to conduct research on an established NSF research project.
•  Networking with engineering researchers, graduate students, and high-achieving peers.
•  Mentoring and guidance with graduate school and career goals.
•  The opportunity to complete and present a paper based on the summer’s research.
•  A research stipend and travel funds to and from the research site.

Professors, please recommend the NHERI REU Summer Program to students interested in natural hazards research, and consider downloading the flyer and posting it in your classrooms.
Do not delay! The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

Find details and application forms at the NHERI-DesignSafe-CI website.

The NHERI REU is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Underrepresented minority, women, and veteran undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

About NHERI. The Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NHERI engineers are dedicated to reducing damage to the built environment by natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and storm surge. Details at DesignSafe-CI.


Dr. Karina Vielma, REU Coordinator
University of Texas, San Antonio
NHERI Education and Community Outreach