USBR-NIST Exploratory Research Symposium

Project ID: 3913
Principal Investigator: Jessica Torrey
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2015
Keywords: collaboration; symposium; nist

Research Question

This project will fund the organization of an exploratory research symposium between researchers at USBR and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The goal will be to familiarize researchers with projects at each institution and leave the meeting with 4-5 topics with immediate potential for collaboration.

Need and Benefit

The proximity of USBR-Denver Office and NIST-Boulder lends itself well to collaboration. In addition, NIST focuses primarily on basic science and research of measurement techniques and instrumentation, while USBR can provide a complementary practical perspective to research problems and the expertise and infrastructure for field testing. This Symposium will be designed to help managers and researchers identify research areas of mutual interest and start a dialog for future collaboration in those areas.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

USBR-NIST Exploratory Research Symposium (final, PDF, 14.4MB)
By Jessica Torrey
Publication completed on September 30, 2015

The Reclamation-NIST Exploratory Research Symposium was held August 4-5, 2015, at the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) facility in Lakewood, CO, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) facility in Boulder, CO. The workshop objective was to identify specific areas in ongoing research where collaboration between Reclamation and NIST would be mutually beneficial. Three topics areas were identified as high priority for future collaboration: composite materials, concrete shrinkage and cracking, and water quality. This report summarizes the topics discussed at the workshop and next steps for future collaboration between the two agencies.


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