U of A, Honeywell to Collaborate on National Security Technology

Representatives from the University of Arkansas and Honeywell signed a Master Collaboration agreement. From left to right: Heather Nachtmann, Julie Aitkens, Jim Coleman, Robin Stubenhofer, Jim Rankin.
Laura Fickett

Representatives from the University of Arkansas and Honeywell signed a Master Collaboration agreement. From left to right: Heather Nachtmann, Julie Aitkens, Jim Coleman, Robin Stubenhofer, Jim Rankin.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas and Honeywell, the international technology company, signed a master collaboration agreement on Monday, May 8.

As part of the collaboration agreement, U of A researchers will be working with the Kansas City National Security Campus for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, which is managed and operated by Honeywell. The campus is a high-tech facility that has more than 3,000 employees and specializes in science-based and additive manufacturing. It provides diverse engineering and manufacturing for national security.

“Two of our guiding priorities at the University of Arkansas are building a collaborative and innovative campus and enhancing our research and discovery mission, and this master collaboration agreement furthers both,” said Jim Coleman, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs during the event. “Master collaboration agreements like this help us advance our research mission and our obligation to the state to advance science, and the College of Engineering is setting the pace with collaborative partnerships with industry.”

Other speakers at the event included Heather Nachtmann, College of Engineering associate dean for research; Jim Rankin, vice provost for research and economic development; Robin Stubenhofer, vice president for engineering with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies; and Todd Durbin, National Nuclear Security Administration.

“Education is the foundation of a skilled workforce and helps fuel innovation,” said Stubenhofer. “On behalf of Honeywell and our federal government customer, we are pleased to support STEM collaboration while advancing the national security mission.”  

About the College of Engineering: The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the largest engineering program in the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, the college has experienced unprecedented growth. Undergraduate enrollment has doubled since 2007, and total enrollment in the college is now over 4,000 students. The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nine engineering fields, as well as incorporating distance learning and interdisciplinary programs. Faculty in the college conduct research in many key areas, including electronics, energy, healthcare logistics, nanotechnology, transportation and logistics.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Heather Nachtmann, associate dean for research
College of Engineering
479-575-3484, hln@uark.edu

Camilla Shumaker, director of science and research communications
University Relations
479-575-7422, camillas@uark.edu

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