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Protecting birds from collision - research on bird-friendly glass (1 Viewer)


We are a Penn State student-faculty team exploring commercial opportunities for an anti-reflective coating technology. We are supported by the National Science Foundation to conduct customer discovery. One potential use case is a sprayable/paintable glass treatment that is visible to birds and invisible to humans to prevent bird collisions.

We are looking to connect with
anyone involved in sustainability policy, window glass manufacturing, and building maintenance, but are also very interested in talking to homeowners, people who manage properties/buildings, or anyone who owns a few windows that birds may run into!

Would you be willing to speaking to us for a 15-min interview?
If so please click below to sign up for a time (interviews conducted from April 5 - April 30): https://calendly.com/jkc5977/bird_friendly
Thanks so much, and please feel free to share the link with friends!

About the team/lab: https://sites.psu.edu/wong/
About the technology: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01404-8
About the program we're doing: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/teams.jsp


duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
I believe much of the problem with bird strike is the positioning of the window with regard to other windows. If there is another window on the opposite wall of the building such that the bird can see an apparent way straight through, then bird strike is greatly increased. On the occasions when I have witnessed it, this has always been the case.

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