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New Boeing Location at Embry‑Riddle Will Bring 400 High-Paying Jobs to Florida 

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University and Boeing have announced a new partnership that will bring 400 high-paying jobs to Volusia County, Florida, through 2026. New employees at this state-of-the-art center of excellence will perform engineering work for Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security aircraft programs and advanced technology capabilities. Read more. 

USF's Judy Genshaft Honors College and USF Research Park Building Recognized with Architectural Awards

The Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects will recognize the USF Judy Genshaft Honors College and the USF Research Park building with 2024 Honor Awards of Excellence in the New Work category at the AIA Florida Convention and Trade Show, this July, in Palm Beach, Florida. Read more.

University of Michigan and Detroit Regional Chamber Launch Innovate Michigan

The University of Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chamber have launched an initiative to foster innovation, technological advancement and economic growth from Ann Arbor to Detroit. The collaboration — named Innovate Michigan — aims to create an environment where innovation can thrive and drive Michigan’s economy forward. Read more.

Purdue University Partners with Elanco Animal Health Inc. at One Health Innovation District

Purdue University has announced a new partnership with Elanco Animal Health Inc., which will become part of Indiana’s new One Health Innovation District. The announcement was made last month at Indiana’s 2024 Global Economic Summit with Purdue President Mung Chiang and Elanco President and CEO Jeff Simmons on hand. Read more.

Timothy Joel Sim, Jr., 44, Director of Operations for Real Estate Administration at the University of Utah, Passes Away 

Timothy Joel Sim, Jr., 44, who served as Director of Operations for Real Estate Administration at the University of Utah (host of AURP's 2021 International Conference, passed away last month surrounded by his family. Read more. 

Ricoh Opens a Center on NC State University's Centennial Campus Focusing on 3D Printing

Ricoh announces opening a new center on N.C. State University's Centennial Campus to drive its expansion into 3D printing. Ricoh joins the long list of Japanese companies investing in North Carolina in recent years. Read more.

Forbes Identifies Non-Ivy Universities Producing Graduates Employers Want to Hire

Forbes magazine has issued a new report identifying public and private universities across the U.S. outside the Ivy-League that employers report graduate students highly sought by employers. Seven of these universities have associated AURP member research parks and innovation districts providing space for university-industry interaction. Read more.

UNLV Research Foundation Approves Agreement for Future "Nevada Studios Campus" at Harry Reid Research & Tech Park

The UNLV Research Foundation unanimously granted approval last month for an agreement with Gardner Nevada Tech Park Studios, a Gardner Group affiliate, to oversee development of a 34-acre media production and multi-use facility complex at the university’s Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in Southwest Las Vegas. Read more.


West Virginia Regional Technology Park Breaks Ground Last Month on State Laboratories Facility

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park team joined state leaders last month in celebration to break ground for the new West Virginia State Laboratories facility to be situated at the Tech Park in South Charleston, West Virginia. Read more.

Robert “Bob” Burgess, 79, Michigan State University Research Foundation Board Chair Emeritus, Passes Away

Robert “Bob” Burgess, MSU Research Foundation board chair emeritus, distinguished 1966 Michigan State University alumnus, esteemed business leader, and dedicated philanthropist, passed away last month at the age of 79. Read more.

Kate Engel Named Executive Director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation

Kate Engel, an experienced leader in university-based research campus operations, has been named executive director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp., which oversees the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Engel assumes the permanent role after serving one year as interim Executive Director. Read more.

U of A Holds Holds "Topping Out" Event for Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility

The University of Arkansas Power Group celebrated a major milestone this month with a "topping out" ceremony for construction of its Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility. The event centered on the final beam to be erected for this addition to the U of A's Arkansas Research & Technology Park. Read more.