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Selected Acronyms

AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research

ARO Army Research Office

ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency

CHESS Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

COSEPUP Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DMR Division of Materials Research (National Science Foundation)

DOD Department of Defense

DOE Department of Energy

DURIP Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

EO education and outreach

ERC Engineering Research Center

FRG Focused Research Group

IDL Interdisciplinary Laboratory

IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

IMR Instruments for Materials Research

IP intellectual property

IRG Interdisciplinary Research Group

ITR Information Technology Research

MCE Materials Center of Excellence

MPI Max Planck Institute



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The National Science Foundation’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program: Looking Back, Moving Forward E Selected Acronyms AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research ARO Army Research Office ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency CHESS Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source COSEPUP Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DMR Division of Materials Research (National Science Foundation) DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DURIP Defense University Research Instrumentation Program EO education and outreach ERC Engineering Research Center FRG Focused Research Group IDL Interdisciplinary Laboratory IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship IMR Instruments for Materials Research IP intellectual property IRG Interdisciplinary Research Group ITR Information Technology Research MCE Materials Center of Excellence MPI Max Planck Institute

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