Fort Valley State University Teams Up With Robins Air Force Base in Georgia

Fort Valley State University, a historicaly Black educational institution in Georgia, has launched a partnership with Robins Air Force Base. The base is the largest single-site industrial complex in Georgia. Spanning more than 6,934 acres, the air base employs nearly 24,000 workers — active duty, reserve military, civilians and contractors. The base has an economic impact on Georgia of more than $3 billion.

Under the collaboration, students at the university will be introduced to more practical experiences in the high-demand fields of computer science and cybersecurity. In addition to instant access to industry experts,  students will also have the chance to explore other career paths at the base within STEM fields. Coursework may include electronics, avionics and aging aircraft issues as well as manufacturing, electronic combat, and environmental issues. The partnership will include guest lectures and demonstrations, professional development workshops, and loans of modern technology and equipment. Students will also have access to internships and future job opportunities.

“This relationship is a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain real-world knowledge from professionals who work in the very fields they want to pursue,” said LuWanna Williams, director of the Center for Student Engagement at Fort Valley State University. “Students will help in research and development of technology that advances their knowledge, specifically in computer science and cybersecurity.”

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  1. The question that needs to be asked why did it take this Long for Robins Air Force Base to finally partner with Fort Valley State University. Therefore, this is no reason to be beating your chest about. I wonder how long has Robins Air Force Base has been working with Georgia PWIs?

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