Fayetteville State University has entered into a new partnership agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Under the agreement the university will collaborate with NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia on research on advanced high temperature composite materials, nanomaterials, energy generation, radiation detection, simulation modeling, and failure analysis.
Jon Young, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University, said that “this partnership is a huge step forward and will enrich the academic experience of both the students and faculty involved. It links the STEM outreach program at Fayetteville State University with NASA, building a pipeline of highly qualified aerospace scientists and engineers to meet the present and future needs of government and industries.”
The university has cooperation agreements relating to similar research areas with the Brazilian Space Agency, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.