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Program Provides Blueprint for Recruiting Minorities to Science and Engineering
September 26, 2007
The Model Institutions for Excellence Program, funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has developed a body of work over the past 11 years demonstrating successful strategies for recruiting underrepresented minority students to science and engineering fields and supporting their successful completion of science degrees.
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