Cornell’s New York Consortium for Space Technology Innovation and Development to Receive $5 Million From Department of Defense


A new Cornell project advancing innovation and workforce development in the space technology sector, the New York Consortium for Space Technology Innovation and Development, is being awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced in a Sept. 25 press release.

The funding, provided through the Defense Manufacturing Community Support program, is also being awarded to the Upstate Defense Consortium, which aims to advance the microelectronics industry.

“This $10 million will allow these trailblazing projects from the Upstate Defense Consortium and Cornell University Space Technology program to train the next generation for good-paying jobs in communities from Rome to Syracuse to Ithaca, and breathe new life into Upstate [New York’s] legacy in manufacturing to take us to the next frontier in the technology of the future,” Schumer said in the press release.


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