UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is investing US$1m over five years to help fund a master research agreement, student scholarships, capstone projects and competitions at Virginia Tech, focusing on secure aircraft wireless networking and power electronics.
UTAS is collaborating with the university’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Wireless@VT, the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems, and the Center for Power Electronics Systems. The company made a US$100,000 donation in 2015 to support similar scholarships and learning opportunities at the university’s College of Engineering.
“Our collaboration with Virginia Tech will help us execute against two of our company’s most important objectives – developing the most advanced technologies in the world and training the next generation of engineers,” said Geoff Hunt, vice president of engineering and technology at UTAS.
“With its leading capabilities in wireless systems and power electronics, and its proximity to key federal agencies, the university is uniquely positioned to help us achieve these goals.”
May 3, 2017