Navy forms partnership with Rowan

Navy forms partnership with Rowan

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Glassboro, NJ?The Naval Air Engineering Station, in Lakehurst, N.J., and Rowan University entered into an educational partnership last week that will have the two organizations sharing experts and c
Glassboro, NJ?The Naval Air Engineering Station, in Lakehurst, N.J., and Rowan University entered into
an educational partnership last week that will have the two organizations sharing experts and collaborating on
projects as early as next semester.

Through the partnership Rowan faculty and Navy engineers will mutually benefit from each other's
expertise, but its the students who will benefit most. They will be exposed to a variety of defense industry
projects including those related to Aircraft Platform Interface technology. It's this technology that enables
Navy aircraft to take off and land on air craft carriers.

<+>We want to look for innovative ways to do our business better,<+> said the Station's Commanding Officer
Captain Michael Dougherty. <+>We see all sorts of opportunities with our unique facilities and Rowan's
expertise. We want to be the best in the business...partnering with Rowan is part of that.<+>

In the initial'stages of the partnership, engineering students will be given summer internships, assigned
mentors at the Station and work on collaborative research projects. Later, the Station may donate or loan
surplus defense laboratory equipment for projects being worked on at the university. Also, the partnership
will grow to include opportunities for business, communication and computer science students and faculty.

<+>These types of partnerships are vitally important to all involved,<+> said Carol Matteson, Rowan University's
executive vice president and provost. <+>Our students have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience,
faculty get to collaborate on projects with real implications and the Naval Station can draw from experts
normally unavailable to them. Everybody wins.<+>