Leading breakthrough change for the benefit of the industry
The inaugural STAR Symposium Report was released on December 5, 2017. The report is an overview of the thoughts and ideas discussed by attendees during the three-day event.
Click here to download a complimentary eBook or PDF copy of the 2017 STAR Symposium Report.
The next STAR Symposium will be held in the spring of 2021. If you would like to learn more about this event, hosted by the Asphalt Institute Foundation®, please contact Susie Tanner.
While much of today’s industry research is funded with the aim of solving problems or trying to understand material behavior, little if any research is focused on breakthrough change for the benefit of industry.
The foundation’s Strategic Research Program aims to correct that by focusing on economic, worker, sustainability and performance issues.
The foundation vets each suggested project through its technical panel of experts to prioritize research needs. In some cases, the foundation may look to assemble partnerships to tackle particularly large issues facing the industry.
The foundation does not employ research staff, facilities or equipment but rather seeks proposals once the scope of the program is well identified and funded. The foundation is responsible for administration, funding, expenditures and project oversight and accounting.
All research is performed by a qualified research facility and the final report is published under the foundation’s name in the public domain.