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Consortium membership has grown from 86 affiliates in 1990 to over 550 affiliates
in 1994. Members include some of the most prestigious colleges and universities
in the nation, internationally competitive business and industrial partners,
small businesses, state and local government agencies, private colleges,
community colleges, medical colleges, and other nonprofit organizations.
Membership comes with a price. Affiliates contribute time, funds, and facilities.
In return, members gain advantages depending on their needs and interests.
- Academic affiliates gain access to fellowship and scholarship funds
for their students; new curricular developments, especially interdisciplinary
curricula; interactions with faculty from diverse institutions and departments;
NASA field centers and industry laboratory facilities.
- Business and industrial partners gain access to university intellectual
capital, university and Federal research facilities, and top quality undergraduate
and graduate students.
- State and local government agencies and other nonprofit organizations
gain access to full participation in education and public service programs
for their constituencies. Business and industrial partnerships are an added
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