In the News: University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada Corporation named to NASA University Leadership Initiative team

Northern Nevada Business Weekly, March 07, 2022 – The University of Nevada, Reno is part of one of four teams selected for NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI), a program developed to support NASA’s aeronautical research goals. The team brings together university and industry expertise, and includes Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as an industry partner. Researchers with the University’s College of Engineering and SNC will collaborate on the project with the team’s lead institution, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and additional team members that include Georgia Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T State University and Lockheed Martin.

The team’s proposal – designed to support NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility campaign – was bolstered by the FAA selection of the State of Nevada as one of seven states designated as a center for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles and outdoor testing of unmanned autonomous systems.

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