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April 5th, 2007

Big Business With Tiny Tools

A big buzz word on the MU campus is bringing big money to the engineering department. A new partnership for the University of Missouri is a huge boost to the nanotechnology program.

MU engineers are celebrating a budding relationship with the Department of Defense, while they are behind locked doors in the engineering building basement.

"Our goal is to use part of this money to enhance this facility," said Shubhra Gangopadhyay, the co-director of the Nanotechnology Center. A new contract with the D.O.D. could bring in as much as $10 million to bolster the center's capabilities.


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