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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.,
June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), which supports the state's aerospace economy, and
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide's Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) announced today that they have formed a special partnership that will allow them to collaborate on aerospace education, research and development, and leadership training.
This unique partnership will afford both OAI and
Embry-Riddle the opportunity to further demonstrate their aerospace expertise. These two organizations will work together on and participate in the following:
Aerospace workshops, seminars and conferences
Aerospace research and development grants and projects
Industry collaborations and consortia
Shared funding opportunities
Executive training programs
"This collaboration is more than us simply working together. It is a testament to both OAI's and
Embry-Riddle's innovation, commitment to and leadership position in the aerospace industry," said Dr.
Michael Heil, president and CEO, OAI. "We look forward to working with the
Embry-Riddle team to develop informational workshops on the issues and trends impacting our industry and to further aerospace research right here in
Ohio and across the country."
"We are very pleased to have entered this memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OAI," said
Robert Mansfield, CAAL's executive director. "OAI is one of the premier aerospace institutes in the U.S. We believe together we will do much to maintain America's leadership in aviation and aerospace and strengthen
Ohio's and the Nation's competitiveness in the industry."
About OAIThe Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the state's aerospace competitiveness by supporting its partners through research and technology development, workforce preparedness, and engagement with global networks for innovation and advocacy. For more information, visit
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide's Center for Aviation and Aerospace LeadershipThe Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) was founded in 2008 to capture, create, and share relevant information on leadership in the aviation and aerospace industry to prepare leaders for tomorrow's world. Learn more at
http://worldwide.erau.edu/caal/index.htmlEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering.
Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in
Daytona Beach, Fla., and
Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in
the United States,
Asia and the
Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real- world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit
www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and
www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
SOURCE The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)