The National Science Foundation has approved the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Wind Energy, Science, Technology and Research (WindSTAR).
The University of Massachusetts Lowell and University of Texas at Dallas will lead this Center and are collaborating with Iowa State University, Southern Maine Community College, the Kid-Wind Project, and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative.
This new multi-disciplinary Center will help support the wind industry using state-of-the-art capabilities and expertise, train students, and foster a community of industry networking and collaboration. Between contributions from NSF, the Universities, and the initial Industry Members, the investment into this one-of-a-kind national Center will be more than $620k in the first year. This means that the membership fees for any single company will be leveraged approximately 15:1 from inception and will surely grow in the coming years.
The team is seeking companies who may be interested in becoming members of WindSTAR. If you would like to find out more, please contact:
Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mario A. Rotea, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Dallas