Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., recently announced a collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) to establish the Education Partnership Agreement for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educational assistance and advancement among unrepresented groups.
As part of the agreement, Howard University faculty will utilize CCDC assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery. They will also have access to defense laboratory equipment currently on loan to the university by CCDC.
Students who are interested in defense laboratory assignments will be awarded academic credit for their work on defense lab research projects. Additionally, undergraduate students will have access to research appointments via the Oakridge Institute for Science and Education.
Bruce Jones, vice president of research at Howard University, said that “the Educational Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army serves as an important asset to the Howard University research portfolio – particularly as this concerns our institutional effort to expand faculty and student opportunities in STEM-related areas that are mission-critical to Howard University.”
Dr. Jones, a Babylon, New York native, earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University.