Hey all, I'm finishing my undergrad at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities double majoring in physics and mechanical engineering. I have been admitted to both U of MN and UCLA for their mechanical engineering graduate programs, and am hoping to get some insights and recommendations. My primary interest areas are heat transfer and fluid mechanics, especially applied to alternative energy research. I have interest in solar, hydrogen, wind, and water (specifically the new underwater turbines), although geothermal and biogas wouldn't be totally out of the question. Does anyone have any advice on which program is strongest in which area? I found that the NRC ranks U of MN as the 8th best mechE program in the nation, while UCLA is 14th, but I haven't been able to find any breakdowns by focus area. I figure with the student body sizes of each there has to be SOMEONE on here who has some useful info. Thanks!