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Professor appointed to MEP advisory board

Carolyn Cason

Nursing Professor Carolyn Cason recently was appointed to the advisory board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

A program of the Department of Commerce, the MEP combines federal support with state and local organizations to address the critical and often unique needs of area manufacturers.

The partnership resulted in the creation or retention of 62,703 jobs, $8.4 billion in new or retained sales, $2.5 billion in client investments, and $1.2 billion in cost savings during fiscal year 2013.

“I am honored to join MEP’s advisory board to support the partnership’s effort to drive innovation, economic growth, job creation, and productivity within the U.S. manufacturing industry,” Dr. Cason says.

Her three-year appointment will help strengthen UT Arlington’s long-held relationship with the institute.