2023 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 20th, 10am to 5pm

2023 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 20th, 10am to 5pm FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management…

‘Wall of Wind’ tests rooftops to see if structures can withstand hurricane-force winds

FOX Weather multimedia journalist Brandy Campbell show Florida high school teams test rooftop designs for the ‘Wall of Wind’ challenge.

Researchers discussed their work as part of Aspen Ideas climate conference

FIU researchers discussed their work and showcased various projects during excursions for attendees of the recent Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, which was hosted by the prestigious Aspen Institute in collaboration with the City…

Hurricane Simulation Lab: the Wall of Wind at FIU Miami

PBS series HomeDiagnosisTV features the NHERI-FIU Wall of Wind.

Reducing wind damage is the focus of the partnership between top U.S. companies, FIU, Texas Tech and Florida Tech

Dr. Zisis, NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind Researcher, talks about the Center for Wind Hazard and Infrastructure Performance (WHIP-C). (Read More)

Engineers studying damage left behind from Hurricane Ian for lessons we can learn as we rebuild

Dr. Zisis, NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind Researcher, was on the ground shortly after Ian, studying the damage. (Read More)

The big reason Florida insurance companies are failing isn’t just hurricane risk – it’s fraud and lawsuits

Hurricane Ian’s widespread damage is another disaster for Florida’s already shaky insurance industry. (Read More)

How did Hurricane Ian compare to Hurricane Andrew?

Both were devastating, but both were different. (Read More)

How prepared are Central American and Caribbean countries to face the height of hurricane season?

In recent years, hurricanes have devastated some parts of Central America and the Caribbean, destroying homes and livelihoods, and pushing many to migrate. (PDF)

30 years later: Hurricane Andrew’s legacy

Thirty years ago today, Hurricane Andrew came ashore in South Miami-Dade, leaving unprecedented destruction and many lessons in its wake. (Read More)

Professor researches destructive thunderstorms by simulating winds at FIU

Dr. Elawady is using the NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind at FIU to research how high-intensity winds from downbursts affect low-rise residential buildings. (Read More)

NHERI at Florida International University Takes Center Stage at the Eye of the Storm Event

The annual educational event prepares the South Florida community for hurricane season. (Read More)

FIU Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge Inspires Next generation of Engineers

Teams of high school students are challenged to develop innovative wind mitigation concepts and solutions in the Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge. (Read More)

New lab to simulate 200 mph hurricanes in quest to make storm-resistant homes

To prepare for extreme weather, Florida International University plans to simulate some of the world’s most catastrophic storms. (Read More)

Head of NSF’s Directorate of Engineering discusses diversity and research at FIU

Listening, learning and wanting to serve, Susan Margulies, head of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering, led a discussion at the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) about diversity and inclusion in…

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