Oxford, MS and Covington, LA, August 30, 2017- University of Mississippi and Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) announced today an agreement to establish a second-generation ground station on UM’s Oxford campus.The new Globalstar ground station – telecommunications infrastructure that connects with Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites – will provide opportunities for the university to conduct research, testing and development of global communications technology. The agreement supports UM’s commitment to STEM education and to the development of a talented and well-trained tech workforce for the state of Mississippi, the Southeast region and the nation at large.
UM Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to work with Globalstar.
“The partnership offers our students outstanding opportunities to work with an important technology and gain unique learning experiences,” he said. “The relationship will advance the university’s standing as a leader in science and technology education, which is one of our key goals for growth over the next decade.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with the young and eager minds at the University of Mississippi as they help develop the future of communications technology,” said Jay Monroe, CEO at Globalstar. Mr. Monroe continued “Having the additional support of these technology resources will be of significant value to Globalstar as we work to bring disruptive technology to market and we hope to provide a hands-on learning experience in return.”
“A new partnership between the university and Globalstar is an important step toward advancing STEM education in Mississippi,” U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said. “Access to Globalstar’s technology will help prepare students to be innovators and meet the workforce needs of today and tomorrow’s digital economy.”
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