Limited Submission Opportunity – Oak Ridge Associated Universities

ORAU Events Grants provide up to $4,000 in support of events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.  Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. This grant is for events that will take place between October 1 and May 31, 2017.


Notice of Intent to PSU by: 8/23/16

PSU Downselect: TBD

ORAU Deadline: September 1, 2016

For more information, go to .

For a list of ORAU institutions, go to .

If you intend to submit a proposal for this opportunity, please email by August 23, 2016.  Please include “ORAU Events Sponsorship Program” in the subject line, and your name, department, college, the event title and event date(s) in the email.

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Mechanical engineering Professor Aman Haque; mechanical engineering doctoral candidates Raghu Pulavarthy, Tarek Alam, and Baoming Wang; and mechanical engineering undergraduates Kyle Maletto and Tianyu Zhang discuss their respective areas of research in the Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory.

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Using High-Speed Diagnostics to Study Reacting Flows

Jacqueline O’ Connor, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; graduate students Meghan Borz, Wyatt Culler, Sam Hansford, and Anand Makwana; and undergraduate student Joe Crane discuss their research in the Reacting Flow Dynamics Laboratory.

The lab focuses on issues of reacting flows for energy and propulsion applications. High-speed laser diagnostics and other state-of-the-art experimental techniques are used in research areas such as combustion, hydrodynamic instability, and thermoacoustics.

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