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Networking/Collaborative/Fun
Events in CRP


Running Groups: Panera Pounders/Research Park Runners
Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings

More info/calendar 

CRP Food Truck Fest
October 17, 11am-1pm

Location: 990 Explorer Blvd (corner of Discovery Dr & Explorer Blvd)
More info

Cyber Huntsville Breakfast
October 19, 6:30am-9:00am

Location: The Jackson Center
More info

Fall Westies Walk
October 21

Location: Bridge Street Town Centre
More info

AAS Von Braun Symposium
October 24-26

Location: UAH's Student Services Building
More info

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Director's Corner

Last week was Fall Break for many and so is this week. I hope you and your families have/are enjoying a nice break! 

We've said it's coming and here it is! The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) International Conference kicks off today. We're super excited about all Huntsville and CRP is doing to welcome our research park and university economic development colleagues. And a special shout-out to our local sponsors for their support; to the City of Huntsville for sprucing up the Park; and to our CRP organizations that are rolling out the red carpet for these visitors--most of whom have never visited the #rocketcity! 

We welcomed our new CRP intern, Amber Bunyea, this month and nothing better than jumping right in with both feet! You'll see her out and about at our events, and you might even see her popping up to populate our social media accounts. 

Tuesday, October 17 is our next-to-last food truck fest. If you haven't had a chance to come out please, join us under the tents and in the shade for lunch options from five trucks. We'll be out there from 11-1 at 990 Explorer Blvd (corner of Discovery and Explorer Blvd.) You can always follow here for the latest! Be sure to keep an eye out on your email/our Facebook page--we have a friendly competition for all the companies in the Park in conjunction with our non-profit partner. Which company will reign supreme?

Thanks for reading and see you around the Park!

Erin Koshut
Director, Cummings Research Park
COLLABORATE

Research Park sees renewal as it celebrates 55 years
The Redstone Rocket, September  2017

As the second largest research park in the country and fourth largest in the world, Huntsville’s own CRP has spent the last 55 years establishing a legacy of success and innovation in the Rocket City. While a birthday is an excellent time to reflect on where you’ve been, CRP Director Erin Koshut has an eye for where CRP is headed in the future. 

HudsonAlpha to host Tech Challenge in November
HudsonAlpha, September  2017

Students and technology professionals will convene at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Nov. 4-5 for the inaugural HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge. This two-day event will bring together individuals interested, or currently working, in computer science or other creative fields who will attempt to solve life sciences challenges through collaboration and creativity.
RESEARCH

UAH leading effort that secures $20 million grant from National Science Foundation
UAH,  September 2017

A partnership comprising nine universities in Alabama, including UAH as the lead institution, has been awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). CRP company, CFD Research Corporation is also a partner in the grant. The grant will fund the development of new predictive plasma-surface interaction technologies for the nation’s aerospace, manufacturing, energy, environment, and agricultural sectors.
PRODUCE

Aerojet Rocketdyne to bring 700 jobs to Huntsville, make $27 million investment
AL.com,  September 2017

The announcement of Aerojet Rocketdyne bringing  more than 700 jobs to Huntsville was first made by the City in April. Recently, the Huntsville City Council approved a project development agreement outlining more public details for "Project Pyramid"'s growth in the #rocketcity. 

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