Clark Atlanta and Augusta universities have announced a new plan that will see them partner on cyberphysical and cybersecurity research and opportunities for their students to earn degrees in those fields.
Clark Atlanta and Augusta universities announced Tuesday a plan to partner on cyber-physical and cybersecurity research and opportunities for their students to earn degrees in those fields.
It’s the second recent partnership between the two universities. They signed an agreement in August to work together on prostate cancer research and met Monday at Clark Atlanta to discuss that project.
“We thank you for believing in Clark Atlanta University as we believe in Augusta University,” Clark Atlanta’s president, George T. French Jr., said at Tuesday’s announcement.
Federal officials and business leaders have stressed the need for more workers with expertise in science, technology, engineering and math. The United States will need an additional 1 million more STEM professionals to meet workforce needs by 2022, according to a White House report.
Leaders from the institutions hope the partnership can help fill that gap.
“There’s a shortage of domestically-educated students pursuing graduate degrees,” said Alexander Schwarzmann, dean of Augusta University’s School of Computer Sciences,