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Summer Research for Teachers Fosters Engineering-rich High School Courses
July 22, 2011
High school teachers from across Michigan are doing a little summer school themselves, attending the Research Experience for Teachers project on the Michigan Technological University campus. As part of the program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), they are doing multi-disciplinary research in Michigan Tech's Wood-to-Wheels forest-based biofuels transportation enterprise.
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