ARiA hosts House Majority Leader Cantor at Culpeper office

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CULPEPER, VA – Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (ARiA) hosted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) his staff and a number of local officials at the firm’s new Culpeper branch office on 21 August. Dr. Jason E. Summers, Chief Scientist of ARiA, and Arthur Low, Director of Engineering of Filament Games, presented on WaveQuest, the  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational game the firms are jointly developing for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Summers also discussed legislative issues affecting the R&D sector with Rep. Cantor, covering topics ranging from modeling & simulation to STEM education. Following the presentation, Culpeper County Administrator, Capt. Frank Bossio USN (RET), noted the importance of ARiA for economic development in Culpeper county, “Culpeper has a great agricultural background, we have high tech manufacturing and we’ve got managed services. The one piece missing to make it the whole of a great kernel of economic development was research and development…This is big. This is Microsoft in a garage.” (Photos courtesy of Allison Brophy Champion and the Culpeper Star-Exponent.)