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This short and concise guide contains information about MAST facilities and a list considerations for preparing your proposal. We hope this will provide a good start point for the proposal writting process.

MAST Laboratory
2525 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-9561 main
612-624-5964 fax

Dept. of Civil Engineering
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-5522 main
612-626-7750 fax

Proposal Planning

This section contains information about MAST system and laboratory facilities that a researcher preparing an NSF proposal may find helpful. If you have a question that is not covered by the information here and the rest of the website, please feel free to contact the MAST staff.

Paul Bergson is the operations manager at the MAST Laboratory and he can assist you with questions that you may have about the facility. Mr. Bergson can be reached at (612)626-9561 or at .

Proposal Writer's Workshop 2009

Every year there is a one-day Training Workshop which provides prospective MAST users with information necessary to develop a research proposal that takes advantage of the capabilities of the MAST system. Workshop sessions will include an overview of MAST system capabilities and laboratory features, addressing test controls, data acquisition and remote participation capabilities. Participants will view the lab, meet lab personnel, and participate in a testing demonstration. In addition, the Training Workshop will provide prospective lab users with information to aid in planning, scheduling and budgeting large-scale structural testing research at MAST. This years workshop will be held on January 8th, 2009. A flyer containing more information is available for download

Date: January 8th, 2009
Location: MAST Laboratory
2525 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Registration: To register, please email or call Paul Bergson at (612)626-9561. Space is limited. Registration will close on December 31, or when all spots are filled. Registration is free. NEESinc may provide a limited amount of travel support for qualified attendees.
Lodging: A block of rooms will be held at the Days Hotel Minneapolis/University until December 23. Standard room rate is $75. Please reserve a room by contacting the hotel at 612-623-9303.

2009 Workshop Materials Downloads