Boston Engineering Finds New Home at UMass Dartmouth
On Tuesday, Boston Engineering Corporation, an engineering consultancy that designs and engineers product solutions for commercial and government entities, announced that it had opened a new office at the Advanced Technical Manufacturing Center (ATMC) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
The new office at the university will allow Boston Engineering’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG) to develop new projects that revolve around maritime activities. ASG has already been involved with unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and this move will only help to facilitate the advancement of that technology.
The location is ideal for these types of projects because the university neighbors South Watuppa Pond and it isn’t far from the ocean either.
"Our team is excited to announce this addition," said Michael Rufo, Director of Boston Engineering's Advanced Systems Group. "Our ability to rapidly develop tactically relevant, game-changing technologies in the maritime mission space is strengthened by this opening. It allows us to enhance our value and offerings to customers and, most importantly, to our nation's warfighters and first responders."
Through industry and university partnerships, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center will provide advanced technology and manufacturing solutions. The center is located within a 60,000 square foot facility in the South Coast Research and Technology Park.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is well known for its engineering and marine science programs, which could also explain the collaboration with Boston Engineering.
"Our engineers have a long history of collaboration with Dr. Lou Goodman, Associate Dean at the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST)," stated Roger Race, ASG's innovation program developer.
"This move is in direct response to the progress made with our SBIR-funded UUV technologies," stated Mark Smithers, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Boston Engineering. "ATMC provides excellent access to people with maritime and manufacturing expertise, as well as to a collaborative environment with a great university. We are thrilled to leverage the formidable base established by UMass Dartmouth for the purposes of developing cutting edge technologies within our state."