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MicroStrain partners with Dartmouth

Burlington Free Press

September 29, 2011

MicroStrain, Inc., a Williston-based manufacturer of high-tech sensors and other systems, has teamed up with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering to speed the transformation of ideas into businesses through a program known as Partnerships for Innovation, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The program will provide up to $600,000 of funding to candidates taking part in the school's Ph.D. Innovation Program. MicroStrain will work with a Ph.D. candidate to investigate technologies that will lead to reduced power and increased frequency response for the next generation sensing systems.

"I'm proud to work with Dartmouth and the NSF to further our long-standing tradition of training and hiring young engineers, computer scientists, and technicians," Steve Arms, president and chief executive officer of MicroStrain said. "This program enables us to expand our internship program to include Ph.Ds, which will, in turn, promote job creation and economic growth in our region."