Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative Welcomes L-3 Platform Systems Sector President Nick Farah

April 22, 2014

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WACO, Texas (April 22, 2014) – Baylor’s Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) will welcome Nick Farah, president of the L-3 Platform Systems Sector, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room B110.

Farah will present his lecture titled “The Importance of Strong Collaborative Research Bonds between Industry and Higher Education,” which will include strategic and practical perspectives on the aerospace industry.

An advocate of partnering with technical vocational and higher educational institutions, Farah has overseen the establishment of collaborative projects that take advantage of the resources available from Texas State Technical College, McLennan Community College and Baylor University. L-3 Communications has 20 aerospace engineers in the BRIC to support ongoing collaborative projects with Baylor researchers.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a Fortune 200 company employing approximately 48,000 people worldwide, and is a prime contractor in command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems (C3ISR), platform and logistics solutions and national security solutions. It is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms.

The Baylor Sciences Building is located at 101 Bagby Ave. A reception before the lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the A2 elevator landing.

For more information, contact Sherry Honza at (254) 710-1271.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.


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