MAG, Philadelphia University to launch composites institute

The Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute will be formally opened on March 20. The university is offering a new B.S. in engineering with a concentration in composites.

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MAG IAS (Hebron, Ky., USA) on March 20 will host a ceremony to launch the Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute. The ceremony was to begin at 10:30 a.m. Philadelphia University’s new Bachelors of Science in engineering with a concentration in composites is offering its first academic courses this year. Included will be exhibit of a composites-based airplane fuselage.

Government and academic experts will talk about the role of composites in key industries. The speakers are Alan Ladwig, senior advisor Office of the Administrator, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA); J. Alex Freeman, senior engineer, Bell Helicoptor; Bhavesh Shah, senior project engineer, General Motors Vehicle Engineering; and David Brookstein, Philadelphia University executive dean for university research.

The Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute was established to support research and development of new fiber-based composites that could have broad application in industry, including aerospace, automotive and energy sectors.