Morgan State University has lost the chance to win a lucrative partnership with the United States Air Force that could have brought billions of dollars to Baltimore. The Air Force instead choose to work with Howard University to build a university-affiliated research center, or UARC, to develop new engineering and technology innovations for the military. The Air Force will funnel $12 million a year over five years to Howard to fund faculty, research, and student stipends around tactical autonomy. The university will receive an additional $2 million a year from both the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering for the center.
Morgan State University misses out on $90M Air Force contract
January 25, 2023