Thursday, September 9, 2010

Official Opening of the CMST

Tomorrow is a big day for Saint Peter's! It's the official opening for the Center for Microplasma Science & Technology. The CMST is is a designated Center of Excellence (CoE) and the National Laboratory for Advanced Research and Development in Microplasmas. The CMST was founded in 2009 through Department of Defense (DoD) funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to serve as the United States of America's first and only scientific and educational center devoted entirely to the emerging field of microplasmas.The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m., and will include remarks from Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s College, and welcome Senator Robert Menendez, Congressmen Steve Rothman and Albio Sires, Mayor of Jersey City Jerramiah T. Healy and Dr. John W. Luginsland, program manager of the Plasma and Electro-Energetic Physics program of the Department of Defense’s Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Read more about the CMST online or in a previous issue of Saint Peter's College magazine (PDF link).

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