ParsonsÂ has participated in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology program that seeks to establish industrial relationships between global companies and MIT.
The company said Wednesday it conducted a kickoff meeting on June 26 with MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of the universityâ€™s Industrial Liaison Program.
Involvement in ILP would help Parsonsâ€™ business units â€“ federal, infrastructure and Middle East Africa â€“ track the universityâ€™s emerging technologies and research efforts as well as take part in meetings with the MIT faculty.
â€œOur participation in MITâ€™s Industrial Liaison Program is just one example of how we are tapping into emerging areas of thought to develop innovative solutions for urban infrastructure,â€ said Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO at Parsons.
Some of the executives who took part in the ILP meeting include Carey Smith, Parsons federal group president; Biff Lyons, executive vice president and manager of Parsonsâ€™ security and intelligence division; Gary Adams, Parsons group president for Middle East Africa; and Michael Johnson, Parsons infrastructure group president.
Parsons joined the programs four months after it collaborated with MITâ€™s civil and environmental engineering department to hold a workshop on research projects related toÂ transportation, smart cities and infrastructure.