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How Academia and Industry Are Working Together in the Undersea Environment
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: NMC Hosted Meetings & Webinars

How Academia and Industry Are Working Together in the Undersea Environment

Join us as Dr. Michael Accorsi (Senior Associate Dean, UConn School of Engineering) and Erik Brine (Executive Director, NIUVT) discuss their programs at UConn and NIUVT respectively to share with you how they are helping companies like yours within the undersea supply chain. As NMC Community Partners, both programs are working closely with NMC staff to ensure you have the support you need from UConn and URI students and staff. Through research and development efforts, workforce development initiatives, and more, they can help NMC Members and the wider community in their research, development, and prototyping projects.
Register today to learn more about these programs that several of our members already participate in.
About UCONN:
The UConn School of Engineering collaborates with hundreds of companies each year through a variety of different activities. At the most basic level, we work closely with companies to assist them in recruiting and hiring our talented Engineering students. Each year, we perform approximately 250 Senior Design projects of which the majority are conducted in collaboration with companies. This is a great program to initiate an ongoing partnership with UConn Engineering. We also conduct a significant amount of basic and applied research with industry partners that is funded through various federal sources (such as DoD, DOE, and NIH) including SBIR/STTR. UConn Engineering has extensive testing facilities and specialized equipment that is available to companies through collaborative research projects or on a fee-for-service basis.

The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT) is a university-government-industry partnership located in Southern NewEngland with close proximity to the naval submarine base in Groton, as well as to Electric Boat’s facilities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, UConn and URI campuses, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the Naval War College, and hundreds of naval supply chain and technology companies. NIUVT leverages relationships with these major naval installations and their subject matter expertise to execute research which will enhance performance, introduce new technologies, and reduce costs associated with the design and construction of the next generation of undersea vehicles. NIUVT builds upon the cumulative expertise, infrastructure, and facilities of UConn, URI, and industry and government partners to engage in research, technology transition, and workforce development programs. Through these activities, NIUVT will develop the personnel and knowledge needed to accelerate critical research and enhance U.S.superiority undersea.