The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Aerospace Engineering is to receive more than $135,000 in research funding from the North American affiliate of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. or EADS.

The aerospace company, which develops civil and military aircraft as well as rockets, missles and satellites, made the contribution to support Georgia Tech’s research in the field of multifunctional materials. Researchers at Georgia Tech are currently developing lightweight, shock-resistant and adaptive materials that could be applied to next-generation aircraft.

At the same time, EADS also donated $70,000 to Stanford University to support computer modeling research, which is becoming increasingly important in the design and development of aircraft.

EADS is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and Paris, with a North American subsidiary headquartered in Washington.

In 2006, the company also established scholarships at universities in the Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina.

For more information, contact
Guy Hicks, vice president of communications at EADS North America, at (703) 236-3300 or