The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) will hold it's second annual research symposium on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Compton Union Building on the Washington State University's Pullman campus. The theme of the event will be "Advancing Public-Private Partnerships in Aerospace."
- "Functional Considerations & Opportunities for Nanocomposites & Nanotechnology in Commercial Aerospace" by Russell Maguire, President of Global Nanocomposites and former Technical Fellow at The Boeing Corporation.
- "New Paths Towards Building Our Future In Space" by Robert P. Hoyt, Ph.D., CEO & Chief Scientist, Tethers Unlimited.
- "ASCENT of Biofuels - FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and the Environment" by Ralph Cavalieri, WSU Associate Vice President for Alternative Energy and Director of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance
Research from the 16 currently supported JCATI awards, representing the areas of additive manufacturing, aerospace structures, biofuels, commercial flight, composites, controls, and space propulsion, will be presented in both oral and poster presentations.
Panels, including members of leading aerospace companies and university representatives, will provide perspectives on the challenges of commercializing academic research and the benefits of including student researchers in university-industry collaborations.
For a list of currently supported researchers and their industry partners, please visit http://jcati.org/content/jcati-funded-research
With 3,000 students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU-Pullman and another 1,500 engineering students located 10 miles away at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, Pullman, WA represents the Northwest's largest concentration of engineering students outside of Seattle.
JCATI's 2013 research symposium drew 200 members from Washington state's aerospace community to Seattle and the campus of the University of Washington to hear presentations by NASA/JPL Flight Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi and Parker Aerospace's David Daggett. Panelists included Dean Candis Claiborn of WSU, Dean Michael Bragg of UW, MIT Emeritus Professor Earll Murman, Roger Myers of Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Kourosh Hadi of The Boeing Company, Tad McGeer of Aerovel, and Bill Van Valkenberg of NextGen.
- General Admission, $50
- Student Admission, Free