Free Webinar: Virtual Tour of the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station
College of Science and Engineering alumni are invited to an exclusive virtual tour and presentation about the research being conducted at the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station. The station is part of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), and enables a broad range of research projects.
Noon - 1 p.m. (central)
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About the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station
The Eolos Wind Energy Research Station is located at UMore Park, a 5,000-acre University-owned property in Dakota County (approximately 20 miles southeast of the Twin Cities campus). Eighty acres of UMore Park have been dedicated to the research station, which includes a 2.5 MW Clipper Liberty wind turbine and 130m (426 ft) tall meteorological tower. This site hosts not only active research, but also education and training of the next generation of wind industry personnel.
For more information about the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station, please visit that station website.
About the Presentation
Christopher Milliren (Civil Engineering '11), an Associate Engineer at SAFL, has been involved with the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station since its inception. As an undergraduate student, Milliren assisted with the procurement and construction of Eolos, acting as SAFL's on-site representative overseeing the project. After graduation, Milliren joined SAFL full-time as the lead engineer handling daily research tasks and maintenance projects related to Eolos. He will discuss the diverse research projects enabled by this unique research wind turbine, from concrete foundation lifespan and stress loads, to preventing eagles from colliding with wind turbines.
Questions? Contact Joelle Larson, CSE Director of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1802.