MERC Invited to Georgia Space Leadership Summit

WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA (July 29, 2014) — MERC was recently invited to participate in the first Georgia Space Leadership Summit in Atlanta on 29 July.


The Space Summit brought together aerospace leaders from across the state to develop a long range plan that builds on Georgia’s strengths in military and civilian aerospace, and the excellent aerospace educational foundation, to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the global space industry and to expand the space industry within the state of Georgia.

One of the projects highlighted during the summit was MERC’s structural analysis testing of a system designed to launch nano-satellites.

Learn more about MERC’s structural testing capabilities.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia 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 the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at