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Aerojet Rocketdyne Continues Support of SAU Tech’s Workforce Training

Aerojet Rocketdyne Continues Support of SAU Tech's Workforce Training Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Southern Arkansas University Tech, both located in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas, are excited to announce the latest collaborative engagement, helping to build strong career opportunities in South Arkansas. 

 Aerojet Rocketdyne recently donated a Computed Radiography (CR) system to SAU Tech's Non-Destructive Testing and Training Lab. CR is a direct replacement for conventional film radiography. This radiographic testing uses a phosphorous imaging plate to capture x-ray images and a laser to extract the image from the imaging plate. It converts the captured data into a digital radiographic image. CR is used in many industries to detect critical flaws in the material, hardware, casting, and assemblies. This CR system will give the students at SAU Tech real-world experience with practical applications. This same CR equipment is currently used in the defense, oil & gas, and metal fabrication industries.

SAU Tech offers several Associate of Applied Science degrees. Classes for the Industrial Science & Technology degree with a Non-Destructive Testing emphasis are scheduled this fall. Visit SAU Tech's website,, to learn more about this exciting degree plan and all the opportunities available. Visit Aerojet Rocketdyne's website,, to join an exciting company with an important mission supporting our nation's defense.

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Pictured, Left to Right: Standing in the SAU Tech Non-Destructive Testing & Training Lab:

Randy Harper, SAU Tech, Director of AETA & Workforce Training; Jerimie Butler, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Manager, NDT Test & Inspection & SAU Tech Adjunct Instructor; Dr. Jason Morrison, SAU Tech, Chancellor; Bob Daidone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Camden Site Lead; Karmen House, SAU Tech, Workforce Program & Facilities Coordinator; John Malinzak, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Director, Quality