Aerospace is the second largest industry in the state, with over 500 aerospace-related
companies calling South Carolina home. The McNAIR Center's mission is to support
this rapidly growing industry by offering aerospace education, research, outreach
and economic engagement.
The McNAIR Center was established in 2011 to grow South Carolina's knowledge-based
economy and support industry through
aerospace education, research leadership and industry advancement.
The main thrust areas of the McNAIR Center's core research includes steered fiber
nonconventional laminate design, automated novel structural composite part production,
multi-disciplinary design optiomization of composite (aircraft) structures and system
and automated, fusion based, assembly.
Partnerships are critical to our success. As we align with industry partners, universities
and the S.C. Department of Commerce, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for
investment and collaboration through the services we provide and the products and
technology that we develop.
The road between South Carolina and space flight is not a very simple one, nor one
filled with guarantees. In fact, the only guarantees to be found are those that reside
in the unchallenged depths of one's own determination.
- Ronald E. McNair (1950-1986)
The McNAIR Center is located at 1000 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For tours
and information, contact:
Adrianne BeasleyProgram Manager 803-777-9784 email@example.com