The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) will hold it's second annual research symposium on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Compton Union Building on the Washington State University's Pullman campus. The theme of the event will be "Advancing Public-Private Partnerships in Aerospace."
Russ Maguire, President of Global Nanocomposites and former Technical Fellow with the Boeing Company, will offer insight into the history of the integration of composite materials into commercial aircraft and the role of public-private partnership in future technological advancements in aerospace. Research from the 16 currently supported JCATI awards, representing the areas of additive manufacturing, aerospace structures, biofuels, commercial flight, composites, controls, and space propulsion, will be presented in both oral and poster presentations. Panels, including members of leading aerospace companies and university representatives, will provide perspectives on the challenges of commercializing academic research and the benefits of including student researchers in university-industry collaborations.
For a list of currently supported researchers and their industry partners, please visit http://jcati.org/content/jcati-funded-research
With 3,000 students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU-Pullman and another 1,500 engineering students located 10 miles away at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, Pullman, WA represents the Northwest's largest concentration of engineering students outside of Seattle.
JCATI's 2013 research symposium drew 200 members from Washington state's aerospace community to Seattle and the campus of the University of Washington to hear presentations by NASA/JPL Flight Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi and Parker Aerospace's David Daggett. Panelists included Dean Candis Claiborn of WSU, Dean Michael Bragg of UW, MIT Emeritus Professor Earll Murman, Roger Myers of Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Kourosh Hadi of The Boeing Company, Tad McGeer of Aervoel, and Bill Van Valkenberg of NextGen.