More than 35 university students and professors visited the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) this spring to collaborate and innovate. Honeywell hosted this group of diverse technical universities, such as University of the District of Columbia and North Carolina A&T University, for the 2018 Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) workshop on Advanced
Manufacturing funded by NNSA.
The principle goal of the MSIPP program is to establish a sustainable pipeline for minority students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics degrees and careers. A second component of this program is to support the collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and NNSA’s sites in STEM disciplines bringing a heightened awareness of nationally important research.
Since 2012, Honeywell has partnered with Oak Ridge National Labs and Y-12 to support the MSIPP Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing. During the workshop, MSIPP university professors and students teamed with Honeywell subject matter experts to share their individual expertise and to increase their knowledge of technology development with a focus on Materials Analysis and Characterization for Additive Manufactured Products. Eighteen MSIPP students submitted their research abstracts, and the top 14 were selected to present their research.