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Universities partner with NASA to boost space exploration

Auburn University

The University of Alabama and Auburn University are collaborating with NASA on future technologies that could aid space exploration. Officials from both universities and representatives of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville signed new Space Act Agreements to kick off the partnerships. [caption...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

Auburn University

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Germany’s Berghoff Group to open Alabama production facility

Auburn University

HANNOVER, Germany – The Berghoff Group announced plans today to set up its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, where it will invest $30 million and create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years. [caption id="attachment_14310" align="alignright" width="300"] Germany's Berghoff Group, a specialist...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Equifax opens Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University

Auburn University

Atlanta-based Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency and information technology company, today announced the opening of a Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University to boost its pipeline of information technology professionals. The multimillion-dollar investment in the Auburn talent center will create between 40...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Innovation Fund awards $4.5 million for promising research

Auburn University

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund has awarded nearly $4.5 million to advance research being conducted at universities and other institutions, providing key support for programs that could generate new ventures and create jobs across the state. This year, the Alabama Innovation Fund...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn University, NASA to explore 3-D printing applications

Auburn University

AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University and NASA today signed a Space Act Agreement to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing -- a technology that will revolutionize how all kinds of products, from simple items to components in rocket engines,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn launches first FAA-approved UAS flight school

Auburn University

AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University is positioned to become a key training center for commercial operators of unmanned aircraft as it launches the nation’s first FAA-authorized flight school for those piloting the aerial systems. Auburn’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School represents the latest chapter...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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