5. Other Academic Leveraging
In addition to the preceding academic programs, the Army is significantly leveraging several other major academic institutions and consortia. For example, by becoming a member in the Rutgers University Center for Advanced Food Technology, the Army benefits from industry and academic sponsorship of research by a factor of almost 50 to 1. Access to pertinent research on food science and technology supports and complements Army efforts. The Army participates with industry and academia in the University of Massachusetts Center for Research in Polymers, where new polymers and polymeric materials are explored. The Army also participates, along with industry, in academic consortia that support textile research. One consortium is located in the Philadelphia area (Temple University, Drexel University, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science). The Army benefits extensively from the ongoing research in these consortia.