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CAVS to Sponsor Composites in Transportation Symposium

March 12, 2013

The first Composites in Transportation Symposium at Mississippi State will bring together industry, government and education officials to discuss how best to advance composite technologies. The symposium is designed to give participants a forum to address some of the barriers that may prevent them from developing complex composites. The university's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems are event sponsors.

Land, sea and air transportation modes have come to rely more and more on composite materials because they improve performance and, over time, lower costs. Composites can offer a range of advantages, including lighter weight, higher strength, corrosion resistance and more flexible design capabilities. Raspet Lab leaders, organizers of the symposium, will provide diverse expertise accumulated from a long tradition of work with industry and government to manufacture and test composite structures. In addition to visiting with MSU engineering faculty and researchers, participants will tour the Raspet Lab at Starkville's Bryan Field and the CAVS facility in the Thad Cochran Research Park.

To view the full article, please see: Mississippi State University News.

For more information about the event, please see: Composites in Transportation Symposium