N.C. A&T’s NASA Center for Aviation Safety is holding a two-day meeting with its independent advisory board on campus this week. The 10-member group is hearing reports on the center’s research progress, touring new facilities, and discussing the center’s future plans.
The center’s work is concentrated on advanced materials and structures, integrated vehicle health management, aeropropulsion, and education and outreach. Its new facilities include a dynamic testing lab and a thermal lab. Principal investigator for the center is Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar.
The board includes representatives of NASA’s Glenn and Langley research centers, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, FAA, Purdue University, and University of Maryland.
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