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Louisiana Tech University, LA-SiGMA Help Teachers Transform Materials Science
June 13, 2011
Teachers from school districts in north Louisiana are helping to advance the frontiers of science by conducting research with faculty from Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science and using supercomputers made available through the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative.
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