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Congressman Smith Recognizes UT's Win of an $18.5 Million NSF Grant

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Nanotechnology developments will lead to product innovations and job creation.
Congressman Lamar Smith today (9/10) recognized the University of Texas for its work in earning an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create and lead a nanosystems engineering research center. The Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT), will develop new nanotechnologies leading to product innovations and job creation for Austin, Texas and the nation.

"The University of Texas is a national leader for engineering and technology research and development," Congressman Smith said. "This grant award affirms the talent and skill of UT engineers and students, and places a greater share of our nation's future products and innovations in their hands."

Congressman Smith serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and is Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee vice-chairman. He presently represents the bulk of the UT-Austin campus


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