REU Opportunities: Summer 2022

The NHERI UF EF is seeking REU students interested in experimental research in our laboratory, data analysis and computacional modeling, and engineering education research. Our REU students will participae in ongoing wind hazard projects, in teams and individually. At least one REU will also contribute to a Teacher Training Program aimed at providing K-12 teachers the skills they need to meaningfully intergrate engineering design and inquiry in their classroom. The ideal candidates should be passionate about project-based learning within a diverse team of students, teachers, and research staff. We anticipate this to be an in-person, on capus program, as circumstances allow. 

Follow this lnk to apply: https://www.designsafe-ci.org/learning-center/reu/

Please contact REU coordinator (Prof. Kurtis Gurley kgurley@ufl.edu) with questions about this opportunity.

FACILITY OVERVIEW

The University of Florida (UF) NHERI Experimental Facility (EF) provides users access to one of the largest and most diverse suite of wind engineering experimental research infrastructure in the world. Our goals is to broadly support transformative wind hazard research that:

  • Reduces uncertainties in the wind loading chain, especially those related to predicting peak loads and structural response
  • Advances computational wind engineering and reduce our reliance on physical testing
  • Develops methodologies that reliably predict performance as a function of building age and use
  • Advances the state of knowledge regarding collapse limit state fragilities
  • Advances automation and design of hazard resistant infrastructure
  • Introduces high-performance and greener materials
  • Creates innovative and cost-effective solutions to retrofit existing infrastructure

Located in the Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory (travel directions), the NHERI UF EF enables investigators to characterize loading on and dynamic response of a wide range of infrastructure in a large, reconfigurable boundary layer wind tunnel (BLWT).

Overview Video

 

Virtual Tour

Use your mouse to navigate the 360-degree virtual tour.  Click on icons to jump to different loactions in the facility or to bring up item details. Use the 'up' arrow a the bottom of the virtual tour for interactive tools.