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  • University of Washington
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Maine
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Georgia
  • 2007

  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana-Champaign
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 2016

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2018

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • 2010

  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • Binghamton University
  • Villanova University
  • 2011

  • Arizona State University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Alabama
  • 2016

  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 2009

  • Colorado State University, Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • 2010

  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Michigan
  • 2018

  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • 2013

  • Marquette University
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 2010

  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • 2009

  • Florida International University
  • Texas Tech University
  • 2019

  • University of Massachusetts
  • Lowell, University of Texas, Dallas
  • 2014

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