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USRA Sponsorship of the AAS 223rd Meeting

USRA, a nonprofit association of universities, supports scientific and educational efforts for U.S. government agencies. In addition, USRA uses its own resources to support organizations and activities that help fulfill USRA's scientific and educational purpose. A recent example of such support was the sponsorship of the opening reception of the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. This entailed contributing modest funding in support of the meeting . No direct or overhead funds from any government contract, cooperative agreement, or grant were used. Also, USRA draws upon its own resources to support educational activities, including tuition assistance for students and an annual scholarship program.

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers - on schedule and within budget.