Pratt & Whitney has established a Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering for research in the field of aviation propulsion systems. Pratt & Whitney will work with UConn on research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient gas turbine engines. The university’s primary focus will be research in the field of advanced sensors, diagnostics, and controls.
“The collaboration between Pratt & Whitney and UConn helps us attract world-class experts to our faculty and students to our school and provides companies like Pratt & Whitney with talented engineers,” said UConn Provost Peter Nicholls.
The agreement is indicative of the improvements that have been made in the long-term relationship between Pratt & Whitney and the UConn School of Engineering, according to Pratt & Whitney officials. For example, a Pratt & Whitney-endowed chair at the UConn School of Engineering leads research projects to help the company’s manufacturing operations improve products and processes. The BRIDGE Program, which awards annual scholarships to promising engineering students, has been revamped to include more mechanical engineering students, while some engineering students in their final year at UConn spend time working at Pratt & Whitney.
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