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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program

The Corporate Affiliates Program provides an opportunity for corporate and government entities to develop partnerships and relationships with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) within the A. James Clark School of Engineering. As ECE Corporate Affiliates, our partners are able to collaborate in research endeavors, supplement company efforts with outstanding interns, and recruit excellent engineers or researchers post-graduation. These relationships support the highest quality students and engender a greater collaboration to educate engineers of the future while facilitating significant opportunities to collaborate with our accomplished faculty.

The program is designed to promote long-term relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships. Funds generated by these tax deductible, philanthropic gifts are directed to scholarships, research, student activities, and other programs that directly benefit the companies involved and the students and faculty of ECE. To learn more about the ECE Corporate Affiliates Program, please contact Amanda Stein, Director of External Relations, at (301)405-8189 or email:

The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation takes pride in its highly technical employees who  ensure the success of every mission in national security space programs. The organization is involved in all areas of space systems, from engineering to launch readiness, and provides independent scientific and technical research,   development and advisory services to these space programs.
AGI develops commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities. Used by more than 40,000 engineers, operators and analysts worldwide, AGI software avoids the cost of reinvention, eliminates stovepipes and reduces risks associated with unproven tools.
Agilent Technologies
As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions in the industry. The company's four businesses - Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Electronic Measurement — provide customers with products and services that make a real difference in the lives of people everywhere.
As the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations – in one environment, on any mobile device, through a simple social interface. On-premise and in the cloud, Appian is the fastest way to deliver innovative business applications.

Booz Allen Hamiliton, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been a frontrunner in the strategy and technology consulting industry for nearly 100 years. They provide consulting, engineering and technology services to numerous areas in the U.S. government and to major corporations and non-profit organizations.

Cadence Design Systems is a leading global EDA company. Cadence customers use our software, hardware, and services to overcome a range of technical and economic hurdles.

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Hughes Network Systems

Hughes is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. 

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JLG Industries, Inc.

As the world's leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment, JLG products and personnel can be found all over the world, going above and beyond to support customers. JLG delivers powerful, versatile equipment they need along with unsurpassed training and service.

Keysight Technologies 

HugKeysight Technologies manufactures test and measurement equipment and software. In 2014, Keysight was spun off from Agilent Technologies, bringing with it the product lines focused on electronics and radio.

Leidos creates innovative technology solutions that solve the world's toughest problems in national security, health, and engineering through a culture of innovation. The company is committed to investing in critical internal research and development efforts that respond to client challenges, while working to deliver the next generation of agile, cohesive solutions necessary for today's rapidly changing environment.

Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Their mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies.

Pragmatics applies innovative thinking to design and deliver quality-assured solutions that generate measurable business outcomes for critical missions of national importance. For more than thirty years, they have engaged directly with their clients to solve complex challenges that require advanced technical knowledge, as well as an in-depth understanding of each client’s mission and domain. Through this powerful blend of technical prowess and proven experience, Pragmatics stands out in the competitive landscape as visionary architects who think ahead, innovate constantly, and deliver superb results. 
Steer Tech
STEER builds products that will massively enable autonomous features in mainstream vehicles, galvanize smart transportation and stop automotive cyber threats now and in the future. The first application of STEER’s technology is a Level 4, cyber-robust highly-autonomous parking solution.  STEER is located in Columbia, Maryland.
Systems & Technology Research
Systems and Technology Research (STR) is a small company focused on providing innovative technology-based solutions to defense, intelligence and homeland security problems. STR’s staff have degrees in science, math or engineering and solve problems related to sensor design, command and control, machine learning, signal processing, data analysis, systems analysis and software engineering. 
TDF Ventures
TDF Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm with offices in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley. We focus on startups that serve enterprise markets within infrastructure, software, and services (laaS, SaaS, XaaS). We invest from a $150M permanent pool of capital and are currently investing out of Fund IV. Current areas of focus include cybersecurity, cloud services, data, edge computing, software defined networks, financial technology, business process automation, satellite, mobility, AI/ML, and anything as a service. We believe in the power of technology to improve lives and support development initatives via TDF Foundation in parallel to our venture activity. 
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company operating in more than 35 countries worldwide. TI's innovations in complex signal processing technology work to help create a smarter, safer, greener world.

Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – aerospace, space, ground transportation, security and defense – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes.

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UltiSat was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. UltiSat is a global satellite communications service provider, offering comprehensive, end-to-end managed network solutions to government and defense entities, multi-national enterprises, large telco companies, and NGOs. Known for its technical expertise and technology-agnostic approach, the company offers an extensive suite of customized services and solutions for enterprise-grade, wide-area networks (WANs) in the most remote and harsh environments. UltiSat's global-reaching network infrastructure in over 130 countries connects its customers via satellite, fiber, and/or wireless integration anywhere on the planet. 

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. We bring today’s new communication applications to people out of reach of terrestrial networks, in both the commercial and government sectors, with a variety of networking products and services.