MU Partners with National Defense Center

The University of Missouri is teaming up with the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division of Naval Air Systems Command in an education partnership, the school announced today.  The partnership is expected to give help with ideas, research and equipment, and student internships and career opportunities. This educational partnership will be through the College of Arts and Science as well as the College of Engineering. 

NAVAIR helps provide full “life cycle” support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by the U.S. Navy and Marines. As part of the agreement, faculty at the university will exchange their research information from engineering, geospatial analysis, development of drones and other equipment, and advanced materials.

“Solving future global challenges requires broader thinking and far-reaching approaches, and our researchers in the College of Engineering, who already are widely funded through the Department of Defense, are up for the task,” said Elizabeth Loboa, dean of the College of Engineering. “For students, NAVAIR offers a wide array of internship and post-doctoral opportunities that could lead to increased job opportunities once they hit the market.”