Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt Ink Partnership to Encourage Innovation, Education For Both

Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products.

Leaders from the two groups say this five-year education partnership agreement is a potential model for military-academic collaboration across the nation, not only on research and design of new technology, but also to promote greater understanding among institutions. It is expected to increase learning for both soldier and civilian students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), management, entrepreneurship and design, plus grant the Department of Defense more laboratory space and expertise to address modern challenges.

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