Lockheed-Virginia Tech Alliance to Focus on Cybersecurity, Electronics & Autonomy Research

alliance partnership connectLockheed Martin and Virginia Tech have entered into a partnership to implement  joint research projects focused on cybersecurity, microelectronics, power electronics and autonomy.

Virginia Tech said Nov. 21 it aims to further the university’s research collaboration, recruitment efforts and technical engagement with Lockheed as part of the agreement.

“This agreement allows us to work together more efficiently and use our developing knowledge to address the world’s most pressing needs,” said Virginia Tech President Tim Sands.

Rod Makoske, senior vice president of corporate engineering, technology and operations at Lockheed, said the company seeks to push the limits of technology to help address complex global challenges.

“This effort requires connecting highly-skilled talent with opportunities to collaborate,” Makoske added.

Lockheed has employed more than 80 Virginia Tech graduates, offered internship positions to more than 100 students and sponsored multiple student teams that took part in engineering competitions over the past four academic years, according to the university.

The company is also a corporate affiliate of research teams at Virginia Tech’s Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems Group and Center for Power Electronics Systems.

Virginia Tech’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology also collaborated with Lockheed to conduct studies in the signal processing, cognition and wireless communications areas.

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