Strategic Partners

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Georgia Tech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 to formally execute a strategic partnership that promotes and encourages interaction between the institutions, with a special focus on research collaborations and personnel exchanges in science and engineering. Georgia Tech is among the top five universities from which JPL seeks future talent.

C-STAR is the Georgia Tech focal point for this strategic partnership with JPL.

Georgia Department of Economic Development Center of Innovation for Aerospace

Georgia Tech works closely with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace (COIA), a program of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. COIA acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for aerospace companies and their suppliers by connecting them to new technologies, university research, potential business collaborators, and current industry information.

The collaborative activity of COIA and C-STAR advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for the continued growth of the space sector in Georgia.

Georgia Space Grant Consortium

Sponsored by NASA since 1990, the Georgia Space Grant consortium encourages students to choose educational paths and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics using “space” as an attraction. Through consortium programs, an increased workforce with advanced degrees in the fields of chemistry, physics, math, biology, engineering, education, environmental science, policy and management, and a host of other technical fields is being produced to strengthen the nation’s aerospace capabilities.

C-STAR partners with the Georgia Space Grant consortium in this educational mission and provides a wide range of technical material for Space Grant challenges.