I'm delighted to welcome APG's new employees to the area and to introduce you to the University of Delaware. We've been waiting for you.
UD is a prominent research institution with acknowledged expertise in chemical and materials engineering, energy technologies, environmental science, agriculture, biomechanics and biotechnology, and the health sciences.
An important component of UD's mission is to build the University's knowledge-based assets and deploy these assets for the benefit of the University, the community, state, region and nation.
UD is committed to working with the units at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and regional partners to understand the Army's educational, research and human capital needs. We are dedicated to matching our capabilities and capacities with these needs because the result is a stronger Warfighter, and a stronger University, state, region and nation.
UD's APG partnership is managed by the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships. OEIP serves as a gateway to enable entrepreneurship and innovation by leveraging the University's knowledge-based assets in partnership with industry, government and other academic institutions through innovation and entrepreneurship, partnerships, the Intellectual Property Center, IP Asset Development, Technology Transfer, and the Small Business Development Center.
You'll find that UD is not just able but eager to work with you on meeting your education needs; to accommodate when, where, and how you learn; to connect you with the right people and the right experiences; and to put within your reach all the opportunities you'd expect a top university to provide.
Welcome to APG, and welcome to UD. We look forward to seeing you here.