NASA Selects Minority-Serving Institutions to Advance Aerospace Manufacturing

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The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) of NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is partnering with the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to provide students at minority-serving institutions the education and experience needed to help address manufacturing needs in the U.S. aerospace sector.

The MUREP Aerospace High-Volume Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Cooperative will provide almost $1.5 million to fund curriculum-based learning, research, training, internships, and apprenticeships at three institutions to meet the growing demand for expertise and techniques in high-volume aerospace manufacturing.

During the next two years, these institutions will develop innovative opportunities for students to learn about designing and building aerospace parts using high-volume manufacturing practices, as well as supply chain management of those parts.

The selected institutions and their proposals are:

Tuskegee University (TU), Alabama

Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Aerospace High-Volume Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management: Workforce Alignment through Research and Training

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Southwest Alliance for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing and Talent Development

Virginia State University (VSU), Petersburg

Donor Materials Enabled High-Volume Friction Welding of Blisks

To find out more about the selected proposals, visit: