February 6, 2002

Army Research Office To Refuse CU Application

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Last week University officials learned that Cornell will not house a research center sponsored by the United States Army on the current site of the Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences.

Nearly a month after formally submitting an application for the University to host the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), administrators received a letter from the Army Research Office on Jan. 29 in which the Research Office denied their bid.

Cornell was one of around 30 universities from across the country competing for the facility, which will develop materials for outfitting U.S. soldiers using sophisticated nanofabrication technology.

Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy (RPI) are among the schools still in contention, according to Hector Abru