Academia and Industry Collaborate at the GRAPES Semi-Annual Meeting

In November 2011, the Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems Center celebrated its two-year anniversary and held a semi-annual meeting on the University of Arkansas campus. In attendance were professors and students from the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina, as well as members of the GRAPES industry advisory board.

GRAPES began in 2009 as a cooperative effort between the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina. The program, which receives funding through a National Science Foundation grant, fosters collaboration between academia and industry to promote research that will improve the nation’s power grid.

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