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UNO edged out in talks about future of research consortium, records show
A prolonged series of negotiations between NASA and state economic officials over the future of a University of New Orleans-led research consortium has steadily diminished the role the Lakefront school will play in the alliance, which develops new materials for aerospace, defense and other needs. Since it was founded in 1999, the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing has been part of UNO's College of Engineering, offering educational courses and distance learning programs and developing new welding and fabrication techniques for lightweight composite materials such as titanium. NCAM, as it is known, is part of a partnership that includes NASA and the state of Louisiana. The center is located at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans.
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