Military Embedded Systems

Educational partnership with Navy, CMU will focus on STEM and the role of AI


August 16, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ARLINGTON, Va. Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) entered into an Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) to encourage and strengthen studies in the scientific disciplines.

Officials signed the agreement on July 31 recognizing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) — including the role of artificial intelligence (AI) — to the U.S. Navy and the nation.

A primary focus of the new EPA is to cultivate student interest and expertise in STEM-related disciplines. This agreement will provide unique opportunities for CMU students to become aware of, and collaborate in, the many disciplines associated with all aspects of AI from concept, through development, and into implementation and testing.

The initial agreement will last up to five years and enable CMU students and employees to enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment—and new innovative, technological methods. Benefits to ONR and NRL include enhanced perspectives through exposure to the ideas of the academic community; the opportunity to identify mutually beneficial areas of endeavor; and partnering in the education and professional development of future scientists and engineers.

“This agreement builds a foundation for expanded collaborations between NRL and CMU, especially in the rapidly developing discipline of artificial intelligence,” says Capt. Scott Moran, NRL commanding officer. “Access to NRL personnel and facilities will provide unique opportunities for CMU students and faculty to develop, implement and test technologies focused on Navy needs. Furthermore, NRL researchers will benefit from opportunities to leverage CMU's world-renowned expertise in this field.”


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