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MTSU, A&M Sign Scientific Research Pact

 

Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine Jr., left, shakes hands Friday with MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on A&M’s campus following the signing of an agreement for greater research and training collaboration between the universities.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M have signed a pact for scientific research.

Under the agreement the universities will seek to participate in and enhance faculty and student research and training programs, as well as provide access for each institution's students to education and training programs not available at the other.

MTSU will specifically provide AAMU students with access to academic programs in the areas of engineering management, computational science and its nationally recognized aerospace program, while AAMU will provide access to MTSU students in the area of engineering.

Officials say the three-year agreement builds upon two successful collaborations between the two universities. Both are partners in a consortium for a federal unmanned aircraft systems test site, as well as a three-year National Science Foundation-funded Partnership for Innovation in Technology grant.