Non-profit research and education institute that serves as a strategic partner with NASA Langley Research Center. Formed in 2002 by a consortium of research universities and AIAA. Current member universities include Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina State Univ., North Carolina A&T State Univ., the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion Univ. and the College of William and Mary. Conducts research in a wide range of disciplines related to aeronautics and space for NASA, the FAA, DoD, industry and other clients, and partners with universities, other non-profit research organizations and industry worldwide.