PowerAmerica recently welcomed students from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., to PowerAmerica for two days of tours and panel discussions. The groups met with local industry leaders, visited local businesses in the manufacturing and electronics realm, and toured labs around the campus of N.C. State University. The groups focus on electronics and advanced manufacturing specifically, making PowerAmerica – and the surrounding ecosystem of the Research Triangle and North Carolina – a natural fit for their program.
“PowerAmerica provides an example of how to create a successful public-private partnership. Anchored inside N.C. State University, the institute is a unique model of collaboration between a major research university, industry and state government that connects people, ideas and technology to solve advanced manufacturing challenges that ultimately enhance economic competitiveness and strengthen national security,” said Capt. Frank Futcher, an NDU faculty member.