February 14, 2012 — Explaining the technical and economic factors of residential-scale wind turbines earned two University of Wyoming graduate students first place and $1,000 in the 2011 Energy Education for the People writing contest.
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The vision of the Wind Energy Research Center (WERC) is to establish an internationally recognized program for conducting wind energy related research and education. WERC collaborates with other groups inside and outside the university to provide service to the state and the nation.
WERC provides experimental and computational capabilities as well as intellectual resources to carry out internationally unique research that aids in the nation's goal of enhancing energy security while reducing energy-related environmental impact. No single institution can address all areas of wind energy research, so the center strategically partners with other academic institutions, federal laboratories, and companies with complementary capabilities. Coupled with this research mission is the commitment to produce part of the workforce necessary to the large-scale penetration of wind into the energy market.
Flying to New Heights - UWYO Magazine, Volume 13, Number 2 | January 2012
In 2003, Dimitri Mavriplis was working at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., using computers to help perfect aircraft designs for the nation’s aeronautical research agency.
Then he received an offer from the University of Wyoming that he simply couldn’t pass up. “The Mechanical Engineering Department was looking to start a program in computational fluids, and that’s exactly what I wanted to do,” Mavriplis says.
May 9, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the first phase of a planning process for a building that will house a large, closed-loop wind tunnel within a center focused on wind energy research.