National Aviation Research and Technology Park meeting room

The Atlantic County Improvement Authority held its Jan. 10 meeting in a high-tech meeting room at the National Aviation Research and Technology Park in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — As Atlantic County positions itself to become a hub of aviation research, county officials announced a formal agreement for an academic partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The National Aviation Research and Technology Park has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embry-Riddle to promote academic and research opportunities in aviation and avionics.

The world’s largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace also is working with the county to develop an operational plan for an aviation and technical academy at Atlantic City International Airport.

Most recently, representatives from the college met with Atlantic County high school superintendents to discuss an aviation STEM initiative that would provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credits and industry certifications prior to graduation.

“With this MOU, Embry-Riddle will now serve as an academic partner of NARTP to help advance the aviation sciences through research activities to enhance the safety, security, efficiency and capacity of air transportation,” NARTP Board President Edward H. Salmon said in a statement.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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