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AFRL, Antelope Valley College Form Engineering Education Partnership

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has entered into an agreement with Antelope Valley College in California to encourage students in taking engineering studies.

AVC and AFRL seek to address the shortage of military scientists and engineers and expand the number of engineering students through the Educational Partnership Agreement, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

The two entities will explore options to create new engineering and propulsion courses, while members of AFRL’s rocket propulsion division will work to provide opportunities to AVC. Additionally, the team will build a facility that will foster collaboration between engineering designers, students and commercial aerospace firms and enable to development of experimental prototypes.

“Antelope Valley College offers a full range of aviation programs from an intensive eight-week program for immediate entry-level job placement, to certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and a baccalaureate degree program and is excited to be working with AFRL in this new endeavor,” said Leslie Uhazy, vice president of academic affairs at AFC.