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ONU receives two grants from Ohio Space Grant Consortium

Jun 1, 2011

Ohio Northern University’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering received two separate grants from the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) to fund a summer research project and to participate in a national aeronautic design competition.

Funded through NASA, OSGC seeks to promote education and industry in aeronautics in Ohio. OSGC awarded ONU’s College of Engineering with a fund for a summer student research project in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The proposal for this project was submitted by Dr. Jed Marquart, professor of mechanical engineering.

 Under this grant, Derick Endicott, a senior mechanical engineering major from Belle Center, Ohio, will conduct research with Marquart on CFD this summer. Their research will consist of using CFD techniques to model boundary layer flow control over cylinders using local heating.

Earlier in the year, ONU’s chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) received a grant to fund its participation in the 2011 Society of Automotives (SAE) Aero Design East Competition. Marquart, advisor of ONU’s AIAA, and Chris Slattery, a senior mechanical engineering major from Mount Pleasant, Pa., wrote the proposal for the grant.

The SAE design competition was held April 29-May 1 in Marrietta, Ga. Competing against national championship teams from Brazil, Canada and Poland, ONU placed 17th out of 47 teams.