The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is proud to present Mr. Nick Farah, the president of the Platform Systems Sector in L-3 Communications’ Integrated Systems Group, for the second event in the BRIC Foundations Lecture Series.
The Importance of Strong Collaborative Research Bonds Between Industry and Higher Education
Thursday, April 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Baylor Sciences Building, room B-110
Prior to the lecture, join us for a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the BSB’s A2 elevator landing.
For more than a quarter-century, Farah has served L-3 Communications in a variety of high-level technical and executive capacities. His presentation will include both strategic and practical perspectives on the aerospace industry, which has become an economic mainstay of the Central Texas region. Long an advocate of partnering with technical vocational and higher educational institutions, he has overseen the establishment of collaborative projects that take full advantage of the many resources available from Texas State Technical College, McLennan Community College and Baylor University. Currently, L-3 Communications has 20 aerospace engineers in the BRIC to support ongoing collaborative projects with Baylor researchers.
About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a Fortune 200 company employing approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems (C3ISR), platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 Communications is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 sales of $12.6 billion.
About BRIC Foundations
BRIC Foundations: Perspectives from Leaders in Innovation is an international speaker series featuring top experts in the fields of science, engineering, business, industry and workforce development. The series is intended to leverage the connections and resources of the BRIC to provide learning opportunities to Baylor faculty and students as well as the Central Texas community.