TUSKEGEE, Ala. () – The US Department of Defense has launched a top training center for the aerospace industry at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
The Research and Innovation Center for Aerospace Research will support university research in materials and aeronautical sciences related to the department and the aerospace industry, the press release said.
“The establishment of centers of excellence plays a vital role in our defense business by stimulating research and innovation for the next generation of STEM leaders,” said Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulati, director of the Pentagon’s Office of Research, Technology and Laboratories.
The school was the home of Tuskegee pilots. It is now the largest producer of black aeronautical engineers in the country, the press release said.
The new program will support two-year research projects in the areas of fatigue damage resistance, experimental aerodynamics and performance of materials and components in extreme environmental conditions. He will also bring speakers from the defense department and place summer interns in defense laboratories.
The Alabama Center will also work with Wichita State University in Kansas; Boeing; Dynetics; and Chevron.