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Dr. Ward with TMTC TATAPeter Ward, senior associate dean for management and director of the Center for Operational Excellence in the Fisher College of Business, and Aravind Chandrasekaran, associate professor of operations and associate director of the Center for Operational Excellence, recently traveled to Mumbai and Pune to discuss a dual degree certificate program with various multinational industrial giants of Indian origin or with operations in India. The presentation was followed by key meetings with companies such as Tata, Mahindra, John Deere, Bharat Forge, Kotak Bank, Marico, Motilal Oswal, TMTC, Mastek, India Steel, Orange, Godrej, Bharat Forge, MIT and BASF- We Create Chemistry.

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Tarunjit ButaliaTarunjit Butalia, research associate professor in the Ohio State Department of Civil, Environment and Geodetic Engineering and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), was awarded a five lakr or $7,635 grant from the U.S. Consulate Mumbai to research the sustainability of waste fly ash for mine placement in an environment-friendly manner.

Fly ash, also known as pulverized fuel ash, is a coal combustion product composed of fine particles driven out of the boiler with flue gases and produces potentially poisonous chemicals. It is an industrial waste produced in coal mines which was generally released into the atmosphere. Air pollution control standards now require it be captured prior to release by fitting pollution control equipment. Some industries store fly ash wet which often leads to ground water, surface water and soil contamination.

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India Sultana and AnilOhio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for young women.

With a global trend constantly moving towards technological development with an emphasis on the STEM fields as an important source of employment in the national and international arena, the potential impact of this grant encourages more female Indian students to consider higher education.

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