The University of the District of Columbia, a historically Black university, is partnering with the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University to encourage research collaboration between the two schools.
The Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University works on developing technology for the U.S. Navy through its University Affiliated Research Center.
In a Memorandum of Understanding, the lab agreed to “bring senior experienced leadership with knowledge of Navy applied research” to the University of the District of Columbia so it can “effectively and efficiently identify applied research opportunities, compete for those opportunities, and to win and successfully implement Navy applied research programs in their areas of demonstrated research capability.”
Faculty from the two institutions will work together on future research projects.
“This agreement offers great promise to deliver vital improvements in manufacturing and cybersecurity technology, while simultaneously educating bright students who are preparing for rewarding STEM-focused careers,” University of the District of Columbia President Ronald Mason Jr. said in a statement.