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May 9, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
AMP Center Dedication And Open House Today
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will host a dedication and public open house for the Advanced Materials Processing Center today, Friday, May 9, on campus.
The Advanced Materials Processing (AMP) Center is a unique research laboratory that combines cutting edge equipment and scientific expertise to develop and use 21st Century laser and welding technology to assist the U.S. Army and Department of Defense meet the needs of the military while benefiting the local, regional and national economy.
Tech invites the media to attend all the events.
Noon: Luncheon and dedication program, Surbeck Student Center Ballroom. Speakers include Tech President Dr. Richard Gowen, a representative from the Army Research Laboratory, and others.
1:30 p.m.: Public tours begin, AMP Center, second floor of the Civil/Mechanical Building.
MEDIA NOTE: Tech will have available video footage and still photographs of the equipment operating. The video news release also will contain interviews with AMP Center researchers.
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