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.