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Lehigh Helps Open First-of-its Kind, Space-age Education/Research Facility at Local Middle School
May 21, 2010
Responding to the trend that American K-12 students lag behind their international peers in science and math, Lehigh University has joined with a nearby school district to fashion a unique, hands-on approach to the problem--the Dr. John A. McAdams Jr. Space Center. The Space Center is believed to be the only such educational/research facility at this level anywhere in the country.
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