Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Jessica White.
Engineering student Steven Whitaker’s mistake was just the kind of thing GE Aviation officials were hoping for when they began teaming with Ohio State about 15 years ago.
Whitaker, a Ph.D. student in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at OSU, was shooting dust and other tiny particles at different surfaces when the particles began to explode — not his intended effect.
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Originally published February 8, 2014.