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Title: Challenging Design Projects at Sandia National Laboratories.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Career day talk to students at Los Medanos College held April 25, 2011 in Pittsburg, CA.
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United States

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Post, Debra S. Challenging Design Projects at Sandia National Laboratories.. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Post, Debra S. Challenging Design Projects at Sandia National Laboratories.. United States.
Post, Debra S. Fri . "Challenging Design Projects at Sandia National Laboratories.". United States. doi:.
title = {Challenging Design Projects at Sandia National Laboratories.},
author = {Post, Debra S.},
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year = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2011}

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