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Thursday, December 20, 2012

AVC hosts scientists, engineers and university professors

Posted: December 20, 2012

Scientists, engineers, educators and students gathered recently at Antelope Valley College for a three-day “Rocket Propulsion Research Review” conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base.

The event, hosted by Antelope Valley College (AVC) in its new state-of-the-art Health and Sciences Building, was a function of the AVC/AFRL Educational Partnership.

Those attending received a briefing on the research being conducted at the research lab. Attendees included professors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and Antelope Valley College (AVC).

They were joined by scientists and engineers from four rocket propulsion industry companies, military officers and representatives from the rocket lab. Some AVC students attended, as well.

Former rocket lab director Don Ross, who served as an Antelope Valley College trustee 32 years, made an appearance at the event, too.

Professionals reviewed such heady topics as “Ionic Liquid Fuels for Advanced Propellants” and “Advancing the Properties of Composite Matrix Resins with Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Compounds.”

Tours of the new Health and Sciences Building were provided.