The University of Kansas is entering into a new research collaboration that will position faculty and students to work with industry on technologies that enhance national security.
A master collaboration agreement was signed Feb. 16 between KU and Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, the managing contractor of the Kansas City National Security Campus. The agreement will expedite future research contracts, enabling the two organizations to work more closely on research and development projects. It will also promote interaction and exchange between KU researchers and Honeywell engineers.
“Education is the foundation of a skilled workforce and helps fuel innovation,” said Robin Stubenhofer, VP of Engineering at Honeywell FM&T. “On behalf of Honeywell and our federal government customer, we are pleased to support STEM collaboration while advancing the national security mission.”
The two organizations have already held a technical exchange day at the School of Engineering that featured selected KU department chairs, center directors and researchers making presentations on topics of mutual interest. In addition, Honeywell is making its first long-term loan of advanced research equipment this spring, and is funding a research project at KU’s Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS).