USAF and University of Utah ink Significant Education Partnership

The United States Air Force and University of Utah College of Engineering recently announced their new education partnership, aimed at creating valuable learning opportunities for students and research projects intended to advance technologies. These will range from wireless communications, cybersecurity, robotics, and composite materials.

This exciting education partnership permits university students and faculty work closely with Air Force researchers on a wide array of topics including: data analytics, machine learning for materials discovery, prosthetics, nuclear engineering, and additive manufacturing. Air Force personnel will also work with the school on developing educational programs, including making key laboratory personnel available to teach courses.

The new partnership aims at creating student internships, mentoring, hands-on experience, and collaboration on defense laboratory projects. University researchers, in turn, will obtain access to rarely accessed resources from the Air Force, including state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and expert knowledge.

The agreement also enables opportunities for Air Force personnel to achieve certificates and master’s degrees through online programs offered by the University, such as its Online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. It encourages collaborations that will benefit Utah’s technology sector.

Earlier this year, Weber State University opened the Miller Advanced Research and Solutions Center, located at the Falcon Hill Aerospace Research Park near Hill Air Force Base. The MARS Center will create opportunities for Weber State students and faculty to research and apply innovative solutions to real-world problems in the realm of national defense.