The Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus program launched five years ago aiming to bolster collaboration with industry and academia in the science and technology realm.
Scattered around the nation, Open Campus' most recent collaboration was forged in the Bay State, when Carnegie Mellon University in April signed a collaborative research agreement. Among the program's successes are visitors from faraway locations such as China and Iran, who are "working in cooperation with us, but they have unfettered access to certain areas in the laboratories," according to former ARL Chief Scientist Joseph Mait.
"We've also changed our perspective on collaboration; we're definitely open [and] open for business," Mait says. "We're trying to get our people outside of the laboratories."
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