DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RESEARCH FOCUS OF
CONFERENCE AT UH
The Department of Defense (DOD) annually spends more than $10 billion
on research designed to bolster our nation’s security and
advance military technology. Past research efforts have yielded
revolutionary technologies such as radar, digital computers, cryptology,
wireless communication, lasers, fiber optics and satellite navigation.
Soon, researchers, students and the public can learn firsthand
about DOD research funding opportunities and processes during the
first University of Houston-DOD Research Conference, which runs
from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in Hilton UH
Hotel’s Waldorf Astoria Ballroom. This event is sponsored
by UH Air Force and Army ROTC.
“This conference is an excellent venue for faculty, students
and the public to learn about the vast research opportunities available
with the DOD,” said Col. Philip A. Bossert, commander of UH’s
AFROTC. “It also is a great example of the many benefits for
universities in hosting ROTC units. ROTC is a direct link between
academic institutions and the DOD.”
Topics to be discussed during this conference include an overview
of DOD research, military research laboratories, research opportunities
in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development
and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Joint Information Operations Warfare
Command (JIOWC) and U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSC).
Speakers include directors and leaders from organizations such
as TARDEC, JIOWC and AFSC. Donald Birx, UH vice president for research,
will deliver the conference’s opening remarks.
The registration fee is $50 and is free for UH faculty, staff and
students. To register or to receive additional conference information,
||UH-DOD Research Conference
||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., March
||University of Houston Hilton Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Ballroom
4800 Calhoun Road, Entrance 1 - Free Parking in Lot 1A
||UH Air Force and Army ROTC, UH Division
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