Aerospace science and engineering has a major impact on the economic life of the people of Alabama. Fifty years ago, the image of Huntsville, Alabama changed from that of a regional center for cotton and agriculture, to that of the home of America’s Moon rockets and Apollo Program, and the center of technological leadership in the international race to the Moon. Marshall Space Flight Center has been joined by 300 aerospace companies in Cummings Research Park. Over the last 2 decades, the NASA EPSCOR Program has allowed Alabama’s universities to participate fully in academic research in key areas of aerospace engineering and science that support America’s Space Program. Alabama researchers have competed for and won research awards in astrophysics, novel metal alloys and distributed systems of embedded sensors in rockets. In recent years we have won awards related to aeronautics, for example, awards for novel composites for use in aero-structures and research in lean-burning aircraft engines. This reflects Alabama’s growing role in aircraft building.
Dr. John Gregory, AL EPSCoR Director, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Development of Prepreg and Out-Of-Autoclave Process for Z-Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Toughened Lightweight Composites
Electron Beam Additive Fabrication Technology for Rapid Manufacturing of Space Vehicle Hardware
Minority Serving Institution
Research Infrastructure Development
Experimental Investigation of Noise and Thermo-acoustic Instabilities in Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Combustion Systems for Aviation
NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15
Senator Richard Shelby
Senator Jeff Sessions
Representative Mo Brooks (5th District)
Representative Terri Sewell (7th District)
Published on Dec 14, 2015
NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...