Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators
We develop and support world-class graduate engineering education and research programs.
- OHIO AFRL/DAGSI STUDENT-FACULTY COMPETITIVE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM- Competitive Fellowship Program Open to all Ohio Universities, funded by Ohio Department of Higher Education
- AFRL/DAGSI STUDENT – FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Government and AFRL Researchers looking to fund SOCHEInterns or DAGSI research projects
DAGSI’s mission is to develop and support world-class graduate engineering education and research programs, thereby contributing to Ohio’s economic growth and development. DAGSI programs are designed to support several key objectives:
- Strengthen Ohio’s academic community in engineering education and research
- Enhance and expand graduate engineering education in Ohio
- Encourage and support advanced research in engineering in Ohio
- Provide skilled engineering talent to Ohio’s workforce
- Provide financial assistance to Ohio students through fellowship programs
The DAGSI partnership effectively expands regional engineering education and research opportunities at the masters and doctoral levels. DAGSI’s ultimate objective is to support Ohio’s economic growth by strengthening the intellectual infrastructure in technology and developing engineering workforce talent.
DAGSI Graduate Success Story
I asked many of the professors at a few colleges about Graduate Research Assistantships but none had funding that wasn’t already allocated. After searching for over a year I was recommended to a professor at Wright State University with a research topic funded through DAGSI. That program enabled me to do research with The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for two years on fundamental fluid mechanics in turbines for turbomachinery applications. That research has now been used in more than 10 publications. The success of that research effort led to an opportunity to do compressor research and testing for AFRL as a career immediately following my graduate work.
I am now a Mechanical Engineer with some Aerospace Engineering responsibilities for AFRL at the Compressor Research Facility (CRF). I’ve been working in that capacity for almost two years now and am loving it.