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NEWS | Feb. 22, 2021

AFT3 Salutes HBCU Partner Prairie View A&M University


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

Prairie View A&M University, located in Prairie View, Texas, became the first state supported institution of higher learning for African Americans in Texas. Designated as an “institution of first class” in the Texas Constitution, Prairie View A&M remains dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service by investing in programs that address challenges in the global arena, while providing students with a high-quality educational experience to enable self-sufficiency and professional competence.

Prairie View A&M signed a 5-year Education Partnership Agreement with AFRL/RI in April 2018. This EPA has enabled collaborative research ventures in the areas of communication and networking, signal processing, adaptive computing, modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, engineering technologies, embedded hardware and software system architecture, cyber research, and specialized C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) research projects.

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®, Prairie View A&M 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 Prairie View A&M University and other partner HBCUs, not only during Black History Month, but throughout the entire year.

To learn more about Prairie View A&M 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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