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Lehigh's IMI Supports Diversity in Materials Engineering
November 25, 2008
Researchers at Lehigh University have developed a new approach to recruiting minority students into science and engineering research careers. Engineers from NSF's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG) at Lehigh, along with colleagues at Penn State, have developed a ‘Short Course on Glass Science and Engineering' that is successfully drawing new students towards engineering.
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