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    Professors Look to Diversify Nuclear Science

    Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, minority community college students will have an opportunity to learn about nuclear science at UMass Lowell’s Radiation Laboratory.
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    UMass Lowell was awarded nearly $5.5 million by the state and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to develop a new hub at the university that offers one-stop support system for designing, building and testing small satellites and spacecraft components.