The College of Texas at Arlington will co-host the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) inaugural Manufacturing and Protection Industrial Base Symposium Heart on March 30.
Co-hosted by UTA, the NDIA and UTA’s Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), the symposium will carry collectively key stakeholders in protection manufacturing from throughout all ranges of presidency to view the manufacturing ecosystem from a number of views. By the top of the symposium, contributors will go away with concepts to remake America’s manufacturing base right into a hyper-connected, safe and resilient ecosystem of home suppliers, mentioned Lynn Tomaszewski, NDIA Lone Star chapter president.
“The current pandemic has indicated an unanticipated fragility in our nation’s manufacturing provide chain,” Tomaszewski mentioned. “To shore up American manufacturing, our nation’s protection industrial base wants reinforcement from a spectrum of coverage, legal guidelines, universities, trades and infrastructure. The symposium will probably be a catalyst for the conversations that would produce these modifications.”
The occasion will probably be held within the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford College Heart on UTA’s campus, with a reception to comply with. Pravina Raghavan, director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program on the Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Know-how, is the featured speaker within the opening session. Raghavan has greater than 20 years of expertise offering advisory providers to companies within the startup, progress, enlargement and maturity phases of growth.
The day’s schedule is available on the NDIA Lone Star chapter website. UTA neighborhood members are inspired to register on the member charge. Different symposium presenters embrace:
- Teik C. Lim, UTA interim president
- Rodney Reddic, interim govt director for TMAC
- Retired Adm. Patrick Walsh, former commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
- Steve Grey, director, 448th Provide Chain Administration Wing
- Retired Col. Ross Guieb, govt director, Bush Fight Growth Complicated at Texas A&M College
Over the previous 5 years, UTA has acquired greater than $15 million in funding from the Division of Protection. The College’s defense-related analysis contains superior supplies, hypersonics, medical science and energy programs involving college and college students from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Nursing and Well being Innovation, in addition to the UT Arlington Analysis Institute.
“UTA performs a pivotal position to assist the protection trade with its various, workforce-ready pupil inhabitants, veteran-focused packages and the energy of its college to conduct revolutionary analysis,” mentioned Jeremy Forsberg, assistant vice chairman for analysis at UTA. “UTA and academia play an vital half in nationwide safety, and this discussion board will assist carry options to pressing nationwide challenges.”