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NEWS | Feb. 10, 2021

AFT3 Salutes HBCU Partner Dillard University


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The Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition Office salutes Dillard University for its partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) in Rome, New York.

Dillard University, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the founding institution of the United Negro College Fund. With a mission to cultivate the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow, Dillard is equipping its students with the tools needed to act courageously and build a better world.

Dillard signed a 5-year Education Partnership Agreement with AFRL/RI in June 2018. This EPA has enabled collaborative research ventures in the areas of engineering technologies and associated processes, methods, and concepts for embedded hardware-software system architectures, formal engineering paradigms, collaborative environments, advanced displays and intelligent interfaces, modeling and simulation, and intelligent information systems technologies.

AFRL/RI recognized the importance of the research and development activities of educational institutions to the economic well-being of the nation, thus created a partnership with academic institutions across the United States. This partnership, called the Information Institute®, combines AFRL/RI’s resources with the educational drive of the university members to promote research and development opportunities in many diverse technical areas.

Through AFRL/RI’s Information Institute®, Dillard students are engaged in technology transfer projects that strengthen the overall competitiveness of the United States and improve economic development through the application of technologies to commercial industrial problems. The students benefit from having access to resources and equipment, while the Air Force gains the insight and experiences of future engineers and scientists who represent the next generation of technology transfer professionals.

The Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition Office recognizes and salutes the achievements made by Dillard University and other partner HBCUs, not only during Black History Month, but throughout the entire year.

To learn more about Dillard University, including history, enrollment, and degree plans, please visit

To learn more about the Information Institute® or other programs offered by AFRL/RI, please visit, or send an information request e-mail to

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