Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT)
Precise navigation, accurate timekeeping, registration and geospatial technologies have become necessities for modern day warfare, commercial aviation, agriculture, banking, emergency rescue efforts, and more. The need for well-trained professionals who are capable of developing technologies required to meet these demands is exploding.
U.S. industry and Department of Defense need to keep their work forces up to date with the latest technological developments and breakthroughs to assure timely implementation of the next generation systems.
The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio; Ohio University (OU) in Athens, Ohio; the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at WPAFB, Ohio, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio are some of the top-ranked universities in undergraduate and graduate education and research that train more students in these and related areas than any other regional group of universities in the US.
The faculty and researchers at the four Universities have formed a Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT) to share their expertise for further training of undergraduate and graduate students as well as employees of the U.S.-based navigation industry.
Under the consortium, they hold annual informational meetings and deliver short courses providing system-level training to navigation professionals; to share their latest research findings, and to offer early industry exposure to graduating students. The short courses and the annual meeting are open to U.S.-based industry personnel who are members (Industrial Affiliates) of the consortium.