Auburn University and Dynetics join forces on research and economic development

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and Huntsville-based Dynetics are working together to pursue science- and technology-focused research and economic development projects.

Auburn and Dynetics have partnered to join the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, GUIRR, an organization sponsored by the National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. By participating in GUIRR, Auburn and Dynetics now work more closely with senior research leaders in federal agencies, industry and academia.

“Together with Dynetics, we’re in a better position to play a role in developing solutions and promoting economic growth in Alabama and beyond,” said Rodney Robertson, executive director of Auburn’s research center in Huntsville.

Created in 1984 in response to a report from the National Commission on Research, the mission of the GUIRR is to facilitate partnership among industry, government and universities to work on national science and technology issues.

Among the projects Robertson said were potential opportunities for university, industry and government collaboration are cyber security, food safety, supply chain management, computer software and avionics.

“Dynetics looks forward to collaborating with Auburn on a number of advanced science and technology projects to enhance our capabilities, to provide current and future customers with rapid, affordable and innovative solution engineering and to participate in our region’s economic development,” said Bob Berinato, Dynetics’ chief research scientist.

For more information about Dynetics, go to www.dynetics.com, or contact Janet Felts at (256) 713-5439 or janet.felts@dynetics.com.

Contact: Rodney Robertson, Huntsville Research Center, (256) 327-3158 (rlrobert@auburn.edu),
Larry Fillmer, Research Program Development, (334) 844-6140 (larry.fillmer@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)