By Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State University and the Boeing Co. have announced the school will be the host for a research center that will lead development on composites the company will eventually use to build its aircraft.

The Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center will be located at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as a technology incubator of next-generation composite material systems.

The announcement was made Thursday in a news release from Boeing, MSU, Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both R-Miss.

Officials say the center will provide students with research opportunities and is intended to aid in accelerating advances in stitched resin infused composite structures and manufacturing technologies.

Boeing will provide equipment and two full-time engineers.

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