March 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the LSU College of Engineering leadership team with a Group Achievement Award for its work with the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM).

NCAM supports aerospace manufacturing research, development and innovation in partnership with NASA, the State of Louisiana, LSU and the University of New Orleans. Together, the consortium strives to improve U.S. competitiveness in aerospace and commercial markets and enable transfer of technology to industry partners and educational institutions within the partnership and across the nation. NCAM also has a strong educational role, sponsoring a consortium of Louisiana research universities developing advanced materials and manufacturing technologies key to the production of aerospace hardware and structures.

“LSU’s College of Engineering is proud of its partnership with NASA through the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing,” said Rick Koubek, Dean and Bert S. Turner Chair in the College of Engineering. “We are both humbled and honored to receive recognition for this important partnership with the state, NASA and our peer engineering programs through NCAM to promote advanced manufacturing initiatives.”

NASA’s Group Achievement Award is awarded to any combination of Government and/or non-Government individuals for an outstanding group accomplishment that has contributed substantially to NASA's mission.

NCAM is housed at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, located on an 832-acre site in eastern New Orleans, La.

About Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering

Founded in 1908, the LSU College of Engineering offers eleven undergraduate degree programs and confers approximately 650 bachelor’s degrees per year, ranking it in the top 10 percent nationally for graduates. In 2013, it became the largest academic college in the LSU System and the fifth fastest growing engineering college in the nation. One hundred and thirty five faculty members engage in education, research, and commercialization with a strategic focus on research indigenous to Louisiana: energy and environmental sustainability, and natural and built infrastructure.

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