MERC Participates in Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)

TAMPA, FLORIDA (May 21, 2015)  MERC participated in the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) at the Tampa Convention Center 19-21 May.  SOFIC attendance was estimated at 9000+ attendees and 340 displays of new and emerging technology.  Information on current acquisition requirements was presented in both large forum and focused Program Executive Officer (PEO) sessions.

Specific requirements associated with Fixed-Wing Aircraft, Rotary-Wing Aircraft and Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation were of special interest to MERC along with the opportunity to network with government and industry partners.


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.

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