Research grant offered by ASHRAE
ASHRAE is accepting proposals for innovative designers, thinkers in the HVAC+R field.
ASHRAE has provided a new research grant for seed funding. The purpose of the grant is to encourage out-of-the-box thinking for research deemed to improve start-of-the-art technology and design HVAC+R. This will reportedly complement research proposed and guided by ASHRAE’s technical committees.
The award has a base grant of $50,000 a year for two years with an additional $25,000 for a third year if matched by an industrial contributor. The due date for pre-proposals is Sept. 1, 2011. Inquiries are to be sent to Michael Vaughn.
The criteria for acceptance is based on: research innovation; the problem’s importance; potential for success; student involvement; and cost sharing. Further details can be found here.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.