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OK Catalyst Research Training Program

The OK Catalyst Researchers program provides training and resources on how to start a business for   graduate students, post-docs, and faculty conducting research in STEM-related fields   from Oklahoma universities. There will be lectures from subject matter experts every week and a chance to   win up to $3,000 . Applicants should have an interest in entrepreneurship and product development and propose an innovative project in a STEM-related field. Benefits include: Understanding of basic principles of entrepreneurship  Access to Oklahoma experts and resources for small businesses Refined value proposition for your product/service Assistance with business model canvas and pitch deck Compete to win up to   $3,000  If interested in applying, please visit our website at .   Applications are due 11:59 pm on Monday, May 6 th . FAQ : Who is eligible for the program? The program is open to graduate, post-doctoral, a

OU Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Garg recognized for project exploring thermal conductivity University of Oklahoma professor Jivtesh Garg recently won the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program Award for his research on the design of advanced composite materials for thermal management and energy conversion. Garg is an aerospace and mechanical engineering researcher in the Gallogly College of Engineering. His research aims to develop materials with more efficient heat dissipation, with applications in a wide array of industries.  “Increasing transistor density in electronics has led to increasing heat fluxes,” Garg explains. “By developing high thermal conductivity polymers and semiconductors, we can lower temperatures, which improves reliability and performance in an array of electronic technologies.”  The new materials also would be beneficial to the automotive and aerospace industries. Replacing metals with Garg’s polymers would enhance fuel efficiency due to