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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Champlin Foundations boosts hands-on learning at URI with $530,000 in grants

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A state-of-the-art scientific diving research and training facility will be equipped at the University of Rhode Island thanks to a $120,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations.

The grant is one of five that Champlin awarded to the University last month totaling $530,000. Others will be used to equip an advanced biochemistry laboratory, a motion analysis laboratory, a behavior change intervention lab, and a teaching and design lab for the study of ocean engineering.

"These projects will allow our faculty to expand opportunities for our students and position the University as a leading institution dedicated to active and engaged student learning,” said Donald DeHayes, URI provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are very grateful to The Champlin...

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