CCAM has partnered with five of Virginia’s leading academic institutions – Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia State University. Combined, these five schools receive more than $700 million in federally funded research, enroll more than 9,000 undergraduate engineering students, enroll more than 3,000 graduate engineering students, produce more than 1,600 undergraduate engineering degrees each year, and produce more than 1,000 graduate engineering degrees each year. Engineering programs at UVA and VT are ranked in the top 75 such programs in the world.
The engineering programs at the five universities combined have more than 500 faculty members conducting research and educational programs in all engineering disciplines with particular relevant strengths in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering and materials science and engineering.
UVA and VT have committed to add 11 new faculty members at each engineering school to strengthen and broaden engineering capabilities relevant to CCAM and a second research center called the Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS). VSU has agreed to work closely with CCAM on the hiring of faculty and research faculty in areas related to advanced manufacturing.
Faculty from these institutions will work exclusively at CCAM, dedicated to membership research priorities.