Virginia Tech, Lockheed Martin sign research agreement

Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech has signed a new agreement with defense industry giant Lockheed Martin that the school says will allow for more research collaboration and recruitment.

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said in a statement that the agreement will allow the school and company to work together more efficiently. Research subjects will include microelectronics, power electronics and cybersecurity.

The school says Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin has hired more than 80 Virginia Tech graduates and provided internships to more than 100 students over the past four years.

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