Ohio State University Team Readies Electric Motorcycle For TT Zero

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Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling. Not only did an electric motorcycle win the two-wheeled class at last year''s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, each year one race at the world''s most famous motorcycle event is dedicated to

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Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Rounding out the top three are Virginia Tech in second place and the University of Alabama in third place. For jumping to the top of the leaderboard, Ohio State will take home an extra $10,000 to further support the university’s advanced vehicle technology program.

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Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

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The Ohio State University has taken first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. Ohio State EcoCAR built a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powered by E85. West Virginia University and University of Alabama teams finished second and third place, respectively.

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Alcoa Foundation awards Ohio State University $400K to research light-weight, metal-based, vehicle structures

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The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research in support of innovative design and manufacturing technologies that will enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures. Dr. Leo Rusli, a research scientist in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State, recently advised a team of undergraduate students that put the multi-material concept to the test.

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USDOT awards $6M grant to advance Northwest US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio

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million grant to the City of Dublin, the City of Marysville and Union County for the advancement of the Northwest US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio. and The Ohio State University’s Transportation Research Center that includes a 7.5-mile automotive test track. The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $5,997,500.00

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. Over the course of three years, The Ohio State University consistently met incremental goals that strengthened their position against the other university teams, the organizers said. Pennsylvania State University placed third with its E85 series plug-in hybrid. OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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Ohio State earns EcoCar honours

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Congratulations are due to the university students from Ohio State University, who earned top marks at the 2009 finals of the EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge Competition. Their design of an extended range electric vehicle took first place out of 17 universities in the US and Canada that competed in the first milestone of this three-year competition. Ohio State’s design was powered by a 1.8litre engine and fuelled by E85 ethanol.

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Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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University students from The Ohio State University earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR : The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada for their design of a Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV). The competition challenges university engineering students across North America to re-engineer a 2009 Saturn VUE to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance and consumer appeal.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlights USDA, GE efforts to commercialize renewable jet fuel for Ohio aviation industry

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted USDA’s collaboration with General Electric (GE) Aviation, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, air carriers and producer groups to develop a Midwest-regional strategy to provide renewable-jet fuel at GE Aviation’s Cincinnati-area facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency also has another energy crop production initiative underway in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania through the agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).

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New Airbus-backed aerospace R&D consortium in Ohio to focus on advanced materials

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Airbus is working through the NCC to develop a research and development consortium of Ohio aerospace suppliers, incubators, and universities to develop next-generation products for use in Airbus’ new fleet. Ohio businesses will receive technical and financial support for developing and demonstrating new technologies to produce high-tech component parts for Airbus. US Sen.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering intend to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth. Coalitions are working toward similar goals in states including California, Connecticut, Ohio and South Carolina.

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ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent, lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector. The collaboration expects to also engage with the automotive industry in Ohio and Michigan.

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Ohio State researchers use neutron depth profiling to track flow of Li atoms into and out of anode in real time

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Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University have been able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an anode in real time as a Li-ion battery charged and discharged. Ohio State researchers are using the technique to test new, high-capacity electrode materials, including ones containing tin, silicon, germanium and aluminum.

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Survey says: Americans don’t understand energy use

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Americans have a “very poor understanding of energy use and savings” – that’s the damning verdict of a new survey by researchers from Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and Ohio State University. Green cars Green credentials Latest news America American energy use Carnegie Mellon University Columbia University energy energy savings energy use green credentials Ohio State University U.S.A

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than $250 million—$70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds—to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites—the fifth institute to be awarded of the eight national institute competitions launched earlier ( earlier post ).

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program To Target $10M in Federal Funding

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Clean Fuels Ohio , a state-wide non-profit organization, has launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV-US) and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research are participating in the Ohio Electric Drive Initiative as major program partners.

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EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

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EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Mississippi State University, with its series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle design, the Year One winner at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered for six days of judged competition for $100,000 in prize money. The university started competing nine years ago and has since taken first place three times previously.

Dandelions could help build sustainable cars

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Ford and The Ohio State University are working together to examine the potential of using the milky white substance which seeps from the weed’s roots could be used [.]. Ford car parts dandelion Ohio State University rubber substitute sustainableThere a familiar nuisance to gardeners around the world-yet dandelions could be about to redeem themselves by becoming a source for sustainable rubber for use in cars.

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GE Aviation and the University of Cincinnati collaborate on new research center

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GE Aviation, in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI), has created the GE Aviation Research Center at the company’s world headquarters in Evendale, Ohio. The scope of this agreement marks a first in Ohio between a leading aerospace company and a leading university research institute. In addition, GE Aviation funds engine fan and materials research at Ohio State University.

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Survey says: Americans don’t understand energy use

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Americans have a “very poor understanding of energy use and savings” – that’s the damning verdict of a new survey by researchers from Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and Ohio State University. Green cars Green credentials Latest news America American energy use Carnegie Mellon University Columbia University energy energy savings energy use green credentials Ohio State University U.S.A

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DOE selects 9 universities for about $2.7M in advanced coal technologies research awards

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine universities for awards for research projects that will continue to support innovation and development of advanced, lower emission coal technologies. The projects at the nine universities will each receive approximately $300,000 to focus on the development of high-temperature, high-pressure corrosion-resistant alloys; protective coatings; and structural materials for advanced coal-fired power plants and gas turbines.

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GE Aviation to Create Electric Power Research Development Center in Ohio; Focus on Military and Civil Hybrid Electric Vehicles and More Electric Aircraft

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GE Aviation will create an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & amp Development Center (EPISCENTER) near Dayton, Ohio. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission is providing a capital grant for up to $7.6 The fiscal agent for the Ohio Third Frontier grant will be the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI).

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DOE Selects 42 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects for $38 Million in Funding

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 42 university-led research and development projects for awards totaling $38 million. These projects, funded over three to four years through the Department’s Nuclear Energy University Program, are intended to help advance nuclear education and develop the next generation of nuclear technologies. Twenty-three US universities will act as lead research institutions for projects in 17 states. Clemson University - $614,690.

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DOE to award funding to 10 projects at 9 universities for high-hydrogen-fueled turbine technology development

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The US Department of Energy has selected ten projects at nine universities for funding under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program. The selected projects include: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, Calif. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

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University Of Dayton Research Institute wins $3M funding to develop materials for additive manufacturing of aircraft engine components

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The Ohio Third Frontier awarded $3 million to the University of Dayton Research Institute to provide specialized materials for use in additive manufacturing. UDRI will work with program partners, Stratasys, PolyOne and Rapid Prototype Plus Manufacturing Inc.

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Buckeye Bullet sets new electric car speed record

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The Buckeye Bullet, developed and raced by a team of students from Ohio State University, achieved the impressive speed while attempting to break the record of the [.]. Tags: Electric cars Buckeye Bullet electric car land speed Ohio record An electric race car may have just set a new land speed record if its average speed of 307 mph is verified by the governing body of motorsports.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties. GTI and Ohio State will jointly lead the project, overseeing design and testing of the CO 2 capture system.

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FHWA makes BAA awards for Phase 1 Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment

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Key Team Members/Partners: Center for Automotive Research, Pennsylvania State University, SAE International, Saia LTL Freight, Volvo Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Proposed Platooning Location: Indiana; Ohio; Pennsylvania. Proposed Platooning Location: Indiana; Ohio. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made awards under the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for a Phase 1 Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment.

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Scientist puts the Pee into car power

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Not one for the squeamish this - an Ohio University professor has created a catalyst that can extract hydrogen from urine meaning that we could potentially be driving around in cars powered by pee. And no, we’re not taking the p… Tags: Green cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news car powered by pee electrolyser Ohio University urine powered car

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FAA awards $7.5M in research grants for integration of drones into national airspace

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million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). This $7.5-million federal investment will fund university research on the safe integration of drones into our national airspace. Mississippi State University – lead University. Kansas State University.

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OSU study finds varied impact of pandemic on public transit use across US

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A study by researchers at The Ohio State University suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic had varying effects on demand for public transit in US cities.

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OSU study: Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

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The nation’s air on the whole has become cleaner in the past 70 years, but those benefits are seen primarily in whiter, higher-income areas, said Kerry Ard, an associate professor of environmental sociology at The Ohio State University (OSU), who presented the research. The six-state area analyzed in the Ohio State study, home to many aging and shuttered industrial plants, includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The participating universities include: Colorado State University. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. McMaster University. Mississippi State University.

NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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NASA will provide $6 million over the course of three years to support a University Leadership Initiative (ULI) project focused on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method. The Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) project is led by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The two other awards are: Carnegie Mellon University.

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Virginia Tech team wins EcoCAR Competition

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The team from Virginia Tech University received top honors as overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Virginia Tech competed against 15 other universities to take home the top prize of the three-year competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors. Taking second place, also with an E85 EREV, was Ohio State University.

DOE awards $97M to 33 bioenergy research and development projects

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University of Alabama. University of North Dakota. North Carolina State University. Oregon State University. University of Cincinnati. University of Maryland - College Park. Princeton University. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Utah State University. Montana State University. Arizona State University. University of California - San Diego. Duke University. University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Scientists find cause of battery degradation

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A discovery by researchers at Ohio State University could help pave the way for better batteries for electric and hybrid cars. Studying used lithium ion batteries, Ohio engineers have discovered that as the batteries age, lithium accumulates in the ‘current collector’-a sheet of copper which facilitates electron transfer between the electrodes and the car’s electrical [.].

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EcoCAR 3 competition to use Chevy Camaro as base vehicle

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and will donate a Chevrolet Camaro to each one of the 16 universities that were recently selected for the exclusive competition. EcoCAR 3 challenges university students across North America to design, build and optimize eco-friendly powertrains over the course of the next four years. Schools selected for EcoCAR 3 are: Arizona State University. California State University, Los Angeles. Colorado State University. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding technique from OSU uses 80% less energy and delivers bonds 50% stronger; joining dissimilar materials

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Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique—Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW)—that consumes 80% less energy than a common welding technique, yet creates bonds that are 50% stronger. Glenn Daehn, professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State, who helped develop the new technique, explained the new process in a keynote address at the recent Materials Science & Technology 2015 meeting.

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New lightweight metals institute will be headquartered in Detroit

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ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing technology nonprofit EWI, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. The funding includes $10 million from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and an additional $10 million from the state of Ohio.

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WVU, OSU create partnership for shale energy research, outreach and education

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Officials at The Ohio State University and West Virginia University have signed a memorandum of understanding creating a shale energy partnership between the two schools, agreeing to work collaboratively to develop a joint program of research in the Appalachian Region’s developing shale energy industry. As each state’s land-grant institution, Ohio State and WVU share a mission to serve the people of their respective states through research, on-campus education, and outreach.

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Murine study suggests preconception exposure to PM2.5 can lead to heart trouble in male offspring

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A new animal study by a team at the Ohio State University suggests that a parent’s exposure to dirty air before conception may result in cardiac dysfunction in adult male offspring. —senior author Loren Wold, director of biomedical research at Ohio State’s College of Nursing. —study lead author Vineeta Tanwar, a research scientist at Ohio State.

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DOE NETL selects 12 fossil-fuel power systems projects for funding

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Energy Industries of Ohio. Superalloy for Heavy Duty Gas Turbine Wheels for Improved Combined Cycle Efficiency General Electric Company will partner with The Ohio State University to help increase combined cycle turbine efficiency for next generation advanced cycle operations that require new alloys capable of operating at 1,200 degrees and above. The Ohio State University. Arizona State University. The Regents of the University of Colorado.

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