WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center


Day 1 - Wednesday, May 29

7:00 to 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 to 8:10 Welcome Remarks: Site Directors, Deans, and VPs of Research
8:10 to 8:30 Introduction of Industry Participants
8:30 to 9:00   Vision, Capabilities and Organization of WindSTAR. Center director and site co-directors
9:00 to 10:00 Introduction to NSF I/UCRC Program by NSF Progam Manager. I/UCRC Evaluation - Don Davis
10:00 to 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 to 12:20 PM Project Presentations A: Composites in Wind Energy
Project Presentations B: Foundations and Towers
Project Presentations C: Manufacturing and Design
12:20 to 1:30 Lunch
1:30 to 3:30 Project Presentations D: Structural Health Monitoring, Non-Destructive Inspection, & Testing
Project Presentations E: Control Systems and Storage
Project Presentations F: Wind System Planning, Siting, Operations, and Maintenance
3:30 to 3:50 Coffee Break
3:50 to 5:00 Industry Workshop (discussion of projects and company needs NOT addressed in the above project presentations)
5:00 to 5:15 Discussion of the organization of the evening and morning session
6:00 to 8:00 Dinner with Presentation "Current State of the US Wind Industry" by Daniel Shreve, MAKE Consulting

Day 2 - Thursday, May 30

7:00 to 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 to 9:30 Review and discussion of project feedback obtained via LIFE forms
9:30 to 10:15 Center Response to Industry Feedback - Center Leadership
10:15 to 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 to 11:25 Industry Closed Session with NSF Program Manager and Evaluator
11:25 to 11:45 Action Items from Closed Session, Closing Remarks - NSF, Center Leadership
11:45 Box Lunch
12:15 to 4:30 PM Bus Departure and Tour of the NREL-Wind Technology Testing Center (Charlestown, MA). The bus will return to UMass Lowell by 4:30 pm.