Putting Universities in Charge Yields Early Success
NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI) is breaking the mold in the way academic and industry partners shape their collaborative research projects. The program lets students propose the focus of research they want to conduct for the national space agency. Yongming Liu, a Fulton Schools professor who has students involved in ULI research, says the new approach gives students valuable experience in how research to solve real-world technological problems is formulated, solved and implemented. The photograph shows students in an aviation program at The Polytechnic School, one of the Fulton Schools, working with a flight simulator used in research related to an ASU/NASA ULI project.