Upcoming Conference Brings Florida’s Aerospace and Aviation Expertise Into Focus

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The space shuttle program may be gone, but Florida’s ability to fuel the next generation of space and air travel is about to take off. United under the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) — a one-of-a-kind, multi-university Center of Excellence — aerospace and aviation leaders from around the globe will descend on Florida State University’s campus on April 26-27 to help chart the next evolution of flight.

Fittingly, the two-day conference will feature a dedication of Florida State’s brand-new Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) building, which also serves as FCAAP’s new research headquarters. The 60,000-square-foot building houses state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories designed to support cutting-edge research in aerospace, aviation, robotics and sustainable-energy engineering, A key feature of the new building is a polysonic wind tunnel that will enable aerodynamic testing and fundamental studies of aircraft subsystems at wind speeds of up to Mach 5.

Frank Brogan, chancellor of Florida’s State University System, will help kick off the event along with Florida State President Eric J. Barron. Keynote speakers will include Fayette Collier from NASA, Tim Pickens from Dynetics Corp., Melissa Medley from Enterprise Florida and other key industry leaders.

The event will begin:

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
8:45 A.M.
AUGUSTUS B. TURNBULL III FLORIDA STATECONFERENCE CENTER
555 W. PENSACOLA ST.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

The AME Building dedication/tour will take place:

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
1:30 P.M.
AME BUILDING
2003 LEVY AVENUE
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

Click here to learn more about the FCAAP Third Annual Symposium and Exhibition.

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CONTACT: Tom Butler, FSU Office of University Communications
(850) 644-8634; tbutler@admin.fsu.edu

 

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