Dr. Christian Bach, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), has been selected by the International Institute of Refrigeration as the winner of the Willis H. Carrier IIR Young Researchers Award for his research that deals with flow maldistribution that can be caused by frost build-up. Maintaining and improving energy efficient operation of the unit can be managed through refrigerant flow distribution control, which was shown to increase energy efficiency by more than 10 percent for some extreme operating conditions. Bach will be receiving the award at the 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in Yokohama, Japan.
Dr. Girish Chowdhary, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), was awarded with a grant of about $360,000 over three years, with a potential extension for up to two more years, from Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through its Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) on January 20, 2015, in Arlington, VA.
Through its work with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites and with the emergence of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-authorized research initiatives, Development Counsellors International has put together a list of the top 10 universities offering degrees in UAS.
Two incoming freshmen at Oklahoma State University, Christopher Baldwin and Nakia Smith, have been awarded the W․ W․ Allen Boys & Girls Club Scholarship, which is worth more than $60,000 each in scholarship, leadership development and enrichment activities.