MCLEAN, Virginie & BEDFORD, Mass .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – MITER announced a Regional Innovation Center (iHub) in the Redstone Gateway, Huntsville, Alabama, during an opening event on November 5. The MITER Huntsville iHub will support growing work for the US government, increased engagement with area universities and schools, and deeper engagement with the local community.
MITER Huntsville provides solutions for the United States Missile Defense Agency, United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Justice, and public health entities. MITER has been in Rocket City since the 1970s in support of NASA and the US military. The company opened its first local site in 1982 and currently has over 125 employees in the region.
The Huntsville iHub is part of a larger strategy to ensure that MITER is well positioned to engage and develop diverse talent, create new strategic partnerships, strengthen community engagement, and accelerate technical capacity in collaboration with partners. academics.
“While MITER has two corporate headquarters outside of Washington, DC and Boston and over 55 locations in the United States, our philosophy is that innovation lies at the intersection of inclusion, diversity and belonging, and talent is everywhere, ”said Julie Gravallese, MITER vice president for the workplace. innovation.
“Our Huntsville iHub will help us identify and recruit exceptional local talent, ”added Gravallese.
Kim Shepard, Leader of MITER Huntsville iHub, said, “From national security to outer space and beyond, we are passionate about creating mutually beneficial partnerships with academic and industrial communities that add value to the critical mission landscape in our region.
These partnerships include the development of a new biosafety initiative with the University of Alabama Huntsville and a collaborative initiative with Alabama A&M University to boost high school and college students’ interest in safety-related careers. national.
MITER Huntsville also joined the MIT Lincoln Laboratory to host one of the first Beaver Works summer programs offered outside of Massachusetts. Teams of high school students have used the open source programming language Python ™ to program self-driving cars to cross an obstacle course.
Mission-driven teams at MITER are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to address the challenges of security, stability and well-being. of our country.