May 29: STAR Campus town hall
Forum to discuss the Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus
2:27 p.m., May 22, 2012--The University of Delaware will be hosting a campus town hall meeting to discuss progress and future plans for the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
The forum will be held on Tuesday, May 29, from 4-5 p.m. in 130 Sharp Laboratory. Faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend this public event.
June 5: Blue Hen 5K
June 6-9: Food and culture series
Participants and speakers will include UD senior administrators and will cover the site master plan, demolition and recycling initiatives, future development plans and a look at the national trend of brining together research parks, businesses and academia.
History of the site
The STAR Campus, formerly the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, was purchased by the University in fall 2009.
Beginning in fall 2010, 1743 Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Delaware, oversaw the decommissioning and demolition of various buildings on the site, which totaled millions of square feet of demolition.
Last month, the University officially welcomed the STAR Campus’ first tenant --Bloom Energy. Joined by Gov. Jack Markell and other elected officials, the state, Bloom and UD broke ground at the STAR Campus for its new manufacturing plant.