Honeywell, K-State collaborate to enhance education and national security

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Kansas State University has signed a master collaboration agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, facilitating closer collaboration on research and development to meet national security needs. 

Honeywell manages and operates the National Security Campus in Kansas City, Missouri, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With more than 2,700 employees, the National Security Campus is a high-tech facility that specializes in science-based and additive manufacturing, and it provides diverse engineering, manufacturing and secure sourcing services for national security.

The master collaboration agreement will expedite future research contracts at Kansas State University that are funded through Honeywell. It also will foster a better exchange of ideas, expertise, equipment and personnel between the two organizations.

"Honeywell is a longtime partner with Kansas State University in providing student internships, collaborating on research and recruiting graduates as employees," said Kirk Schulz, K-State president. "Formalizing this strategic partnership allows us to more efficiently match Honeywell's initiatives with K-State's research expertise. This milestone advances K-State toward becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025."

As part of the agreement, Honeywell is loaning the College of Engineering a microwave/millimeterwave network analyzer for use in the Communications Research Laboratory, part of the college's newly completed Phase IV expansion. The equipment will help test high-performance circuit boards and materials.

"Education is the foundation of a skilled workforce and helps fuel innovation," said Robin Stubenhofer, vice president of engineering at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies. "We are pleased to collaborate with K-State in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Together we will advance the national security mission."

In this issue of @K-State, find out how K-State collaborates with other industry leaders, such as a new Spirit AeroSystems Inc. scholarship program.
 

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