The University of Oklahoma and the U.S. Air Force, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex are among 27 business and higher education partnerships recently recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education with a Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award.
The award is designed to highlight successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses and to cultivate the higher learning environment. The recipients are described as "innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce."
The OC-ALC at Tinker Air Force Base and OU entered into an Educational Partnership Agreement in July 2020 to improve and enhance education in science, mathematics, technology and engineering. The objective of the partnership agreement is to aid the education of graduate and undergraduate students and to stimulate research and development in engineering fields related to additive manufacturing, advanced materials, embedded software systems, radar and related sensing and communications systems, aircraft sustainment, cybersecurity, and environmental issues.