Hey all, I'm starting my search for mechanical engineering grad schools and I could use a few suggestions. Just, so you know a bit about me, my current niche is in energy and I have experience in combustion research, but I've also always been interested in space-related work. Maybe I could even combine the two somehow. Ideally, I'd like to end up as a researcher for a national lab or NASA or something to that effect. So my question is, what are some universities that have research based grad programs and have strong partnerships with national labs or other research organizations? Geographically, I'm looking at the mountain west/southwest regions. It appears that the Idaho National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, and possibly Sandia do energy research, so those might be good places to start from but I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thanks!