The lab has hosted 27 student researchers, six at the Ph.D. level, seven at the M.Sc. level, and 14 at the undergraduate level. The lab has been instrumental in providing some hands-on experience to the Fluid Mechanics course, a mandatory junior-level course for Mechanical and Civil engineering students. Several hundred students enrolled in Fluid Mechanics courses have visited and used the lab. The lab has been awarded more than $1 millionby external sponsors, such as the National Science Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Authorities. Tennessee Tech University has also granted the lab more than$250,000in startup and other research and instrumentation awards. FMRL uses these awards to cover student researchers’ salaries and tuition and purchase supplies and equipment required for our research.