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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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey