Missouri S&T has been selected by GE Aviation as the home of a new University Development Center to be located in Rolla. At least 30 engineering positions are expected to be created in Rolla as a result of the partnership.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Co., is a leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components. The partnership with Missouri S&T will give GE Aviation access to a talented pool of academic researchers and students.
The engineering staff at the University Development Center will perform various services, including software development, verification and validation, mechanical design and hardware design. GE, which is currently reviewing location options in Rolla, plans to occupy the center in the second quarter of 2008.