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ARA Helping Ohio Expand Aerospace Training

August 2011

As part of the Wright State Research Institute (WSRI)-led Human Performance Consortium, ARA is teaming with industry and state education partners to help expand the Ohio university system's aerospace graduate education program in launching the Defense Aerospace Graduate Studies Institute. 

Working through U.S. Air Force contracts in support of the Air Force's 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, ARA will help the university system take advantage of ongoing efforts like the Micro Air Vehicle Research Center of Excellence to enhance graduate education opportunities and to ensure Ohio is prepared to meet the growing demands of an expanding aerospace industry.

According to the Dayton Business Journal, WSRI will lead the two-year, $11.4 million effort. Through its ongoing relationships with both WSRI and Wright State University, ARA provides expert technical analysis. Past work has ranged from technical collaboration in the development of the Probabilistic Finite Element System (ProFES) for modeling gas turbine engines (Southeast Division) to human performance research (Cognitive Solutions Division). 

Through this new project with WSRI, the U.S. Air Force and the Ohio university system, ARA continues its mission to solve problems of national importance by providing science and engineering research, technical support services, specialty products and integrated solutions.