Friday, May 29, 2015

Boeing picks MSU

The Boeing Co. chose Mississippi State University as the host for a research center that will lead development on composites the company will eventually use to build aircraft. The Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center will be housed at MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The school in Starkville was selected through a competition. Boeing would provide $3 million in equipment and fund two full-time engineers. The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg will serve as a technology incubator of next-generation composite material systems. Southern Miss has entered into a new master agreement with the company to accelerate research and development of next generation materials, including polymers and polymer matrix composites. The new agreement builds on an existing relationship between Southern Miss and Boeing, which currently has a research contract to utilize the assets of the Accelerator, the university's business incubator. (Sources: Jackson Clarion Ledger, WMC-5, 05/28/15) Previous