i-GATE students shine at HPCIC

Scott F Wilson, LLNL, (925) 423-3125, wilson101@llnl.gov

(From left) Evan Fry, Sarah Yung and Nicholas Kovash, Oklahoma University students, present their two-stage engine technology market research at the HPCIC.
Three University of Oklahoma (OU) students who took part in this year's Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation Excellence (i-GATE) Fellowship Program, presented the results of their five-week research project on the potential commercialization of a Lab clean combustion engine technology at a Tuesday symposium. The presentation was made in the Livermore Valley Open Campus' High Performance Computing Innovation Center. 

The OU students are affiliated with the university's Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW).

The i-GATE Fellowship Program, now in its second year, provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in the commercialization of new technologies.

Before a capacity audience of Lab, business and community leaders, the students shared their market research findings on where the Lab's innovative two-stage engine technology could best enter the marketplace. They narrowed the field to a few sectors that would see the most benefit, one being the locomotive industry. They also recommended that further analyses be conducted to help validate the reduction in pollutants and improved efficiency that would result from this new technology.

After their presentation the students took questions from the audience and were later congratulated by Livermore Mayor John Marchand.

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