UAA Gets Funding For Corrosion And Mechanical Integrity Lab

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage: UAA Assistant Engineering Professor Matt Cullin

The University of Alaska Anchorage is one million dollars richer Monday thanks to a gift from BP.

The money is for the UAA School of Engineering to establish a corrosion and mechanical integrity laboratory, something that has been lacking in the state up until now.

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