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Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students

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Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students. / Lambert, Christopher; Rennie, Allan.

Proceedings of The 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing. Dublin, Ireland, 2013. p. 473-482.

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Lambert, C & Rennie, A 2013, Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students. in Proceedings of The 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing. Dublin, Ireland, pp. 473-482, 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing, Dublin, Ireland, 3/09/13.

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Lambert, C., & Rennie, A. (2013). Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students. In Proceedings of The 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing (pp. 473-482). Dublin, Ireland.

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Lambert C, Rennie A. Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students. In Proceedings of The 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing. Dublin, Ireland. 2013. p. 473-482

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Lambert, Christopher ; Rennie, Allan. / Development of an Engineering Design Academy: Increasing the commercial exposure of undergraduate students. Proceedings of The 30th International Manufacturing Conference: Professional Development of Engineers for Advanced Manufacturing. Dublin, Ireland, 2013. pp. 473-482

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