Written by Joshua Plourde Monday, 23 January 2012
Dr. Habib Dagher, Principal Investigator of the DeepCwind Consortium, was a featured guest on NPR's Science Friday on January 20, 2012.
Here a quick description of the show: Two projects aim to harness renewable energy using cutting-edge technology and engineering. AltaRock’s Susan Petty discusses plans to turn hot rocks at a dormant volcano into a source of power. University of Maine’s Habib Dagher talks about the potential of deepwater floating wind turbines.
Visit Science Friday's web post about the DeepCwind Consortium: http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201201206
Download an .mp3 recording of the show: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/sciencefriday/scifri201201206.mp3
Written by Joshua Plourde Tuesday, 03 January 2012
The DeepCwind Consortium's Education & Outreach team has just launched the Windstorm Challenge 2012 website and online registration. High school and middle school teams may now sign up to compete in the April 27 competition. We encourage you to visit the website at WindstormChallenge.com to learn more. You can also find us on Facebook by clicking here.
The DeepCwind Consortium’s Windstorm Challenge is an interdisciplinary learning opportunity in which students explore the concepts of deepwater wind technology and its role in Maine’s future. By participating in Windstorm Challenge, students apply concepts learned in the classroom to solving real-world problems. This process provides students with hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, and new media, helping them select their future college majors.
The event is designed for student with a diverse range of experience and interests. All middle and high school students are invited to participate. Teams are not required to be from a specific school or classroom, and home school students are welcome. An adult adviser is required.
For more information or to register your team, visit WindstormChallenge.com. Click to Become a fan on Facebook.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Anthony Wing Kosner recently authored an article for Forbes featuring Dr. Habib Dagher, P.E., Principal Investigator of the DeepCwind Consortium.
An excerpt from the article:
"What are we waiting for to get to the really innovative ideas? There must be solutions with less severe tradeoffs than shale gas and tar sands oil. Why lock ourselves in to processes that will only get dirtier, riskier and more expensive over time rather than ones that will build sustainable equity and reduce long-term energy costs—and environmental impacts. Why continue to procrastinating the inevitable?
I met a man in Portland, Maine, this summer who’s not waiting around to find out. Dr. Habib Dagher is founding Director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center, a National Science Foundation funded research Center based at theUniversity of Maine, Orono. Habib was in Portland to deliver a talk at our own homegrown TED conference,TEDxDirigo. Among the 125 R&D projects he has conducted in his 25 years at the Center, the most exciting is a plan to deploy huge offshore wind farms in the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine the could power the entire State by 2030—with an equal amount of energy left over to sell to our neighbors. That plan was the subject of his talk that day."
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