The 5th annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo is scheduled for October 9-10, 2018, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center! Check back soon for more details.
Online registration for the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo is now closed. On-site registration will be available Wednesday, August 30, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Thursday, August 31, at the USC Alumni Center. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Predictive Maintenance at the University of South Carolina is an interdisciplinary group spanning four departments and includes students at all levels of education along with faculty members and military personnel. The program combines research and implementation solutions to support the U.S. Army Aviation program. For more information, visit the College of Engineering and Computing’s website>>
Don’t miss your chance to tour the Center on August 29th at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Register for the tours by checking the corresponding box in the conference registration form or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Whether you’re serving a shrinking market, battling cost-cutting competition, or contending with disruptive industry forces, it takes a concerted effort to build, sustain, and accelerate your growth. The strategic diversification sessions will address how companies can improve their product/service development process to launch products and services with reduced variation that better meet customer needs and lower overall costs. Here are just some of the topics being presented on August 31:
- The case for diversification
- Strategic planning
- Improving a company’s competitive position
- Modern new product/services development
- Branding and marketing
- Implementation and sustainability
On Wednesday, August 30, conference participants will have the opportunity to fly the T-50A cockpit demonstrator!
Lockheed Martin has two large operations in South Carolina. Beaufort is home to one of the first bases in the U.S. for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and home to the Lockheed Martin Marine Corps Pilot Training Center. The T-50A will be manufactured at Greenville Operations if Lockheed Martin wins the United States Air Force Advanced Pilot Training competition.
The T-50A will be the centerpiece of the company’s participation in the SC Aerospace Conference. Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about the trainer firsthand, and limited opportunities to fly the cockpit demonstrator will be available.
Two tours scheduled Tuesday, August 28, at 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Named in honor of SC native and Challenger astronaut, the Ronald E. McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research was founded in 2011 with donations from Darla Moore, Anita Zucker and Marva Smalls. The McNAIR Center’s mission is to grow South Carolina’s knowledge-based economy and support industry through aerospace education, research leadership and industry advancement.
The main thrust areas of the McNAIR Center’s core research include:
- steered fiber nonconventional laminate design
- automated novel structural composite part production
- multi-disciplinary design optimization of composite (aircraft) structures
- automated, fusion based assembly
Partnerships are critical to the center’s success. As the center aligns with industry partners, universities and the S.C. Department of Commerce, it is dedicated to creating opportunities for investment and collaboration through the services we provide and the products and technology that it develops.
Find out more at www.sc.edu\mcnair.
Registration for the tours is available via the online conference registration form>>
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will provide the opening keynote address during the business and workforce development programming at the South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wed., Aug. 30.
As the 117th governor of South Carolina, McMaster recognizes the impact of the aerospace industry and its importance to the economic future of the Palmetto State. In just six short months as governor, McMaster and his team have announced more than 50 economic development projects, bringing approximately 6,600 new jobs and $2.1 billion in capital investment to South Carolina.
Designed to connect leaders from the private sector, academia and government, the three-day South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo features a business and workforce development track, a B2B matchmaking event, the ACE ‘17 technical symposium, an exhibit hall with company and student presentations, and a variety of tours and workshops.
The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo is organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and its SC Aerospace initiative; the USC College of Engineering and Computing and its McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research; the South Carolina Department of Commerce; the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission; and the South Carolina Aviation Association.