MERC Engineers and Mercer Engineering Students to Participate in Electronic Warfare Symposium at Museum of Aviation


WARNER ROBINS – Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) engineers Peter Bryant and Steven Boswell will be among the presenters during The Association of Old Crows (AOC) 39th annual Dixie Crow Symposium at the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation, March 23-27.

The theme of this year's symposium is “21st Century Mission Success Through Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Legacy Electronic Warfare (EW) Integration.”

The AOC is a not-for-profit international professional association focused on the science and practice of Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and related disciplines.

The association's annual symposium is one of the largest regional aviation electronic defense trade shows in the country. This year, over 50 defense industry vendors will showcase their high technology capabilities.

The Dixie Crows also plan to introduce the inaugural year of “The Crow's N.E.S.T. (Novel Experiments with Science and Technology)” on March 26, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is designed to provide interactive experiences through robotics displays and technology demonstrations that will inspire students to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Mercer University School of Engineering students, under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Choi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will also have some of their robotics projects on display.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, click here.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the applied research arm of Mercer University. For over 175 years, the University has served Georgia as a highly respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established on the Macon campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with Executive Director Dr. David Barwick reporting directly to University President William D. Underwood.

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Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​