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Caption A Montana State University engineering student works with silicon wafers in the Montana Microfabrication Facility. Facilities like this are frequently used by the Optical Technology Center, or OpTeC, one area that was central to MSU earning a designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. After earning that designation, MSU won the “talent” category of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ fourth annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity Awards. The APLU recognized MSU for three areas of institutional strength in economic engagement: for the university’s efforts to develop the photonics and optics industry in the Gallatin Valley, for a host of programs that illustrate MSU’s dedication to serving Native American populations and for the university’s efforts to advance entrepreneurship. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.
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