Joint Advanced Materials & Structures Center of Excellence

On December 18, 2003, the first day of the second century of flight, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the initiation of a Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials also to be known as JAMS (the FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence). The center is a joint award to two separate consortiums: the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) led by the University of Washington and the Center of Excellence for Composites & Advanced Materials (CECAM) led by Wichita State University.