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February 15, 2014

Purdue, Chrysler partner on research, education

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chrysler Group and Purdue University have forged a partnership in which they'll share research and development and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and employees of the automaker.

Under the agreement announced this week, Chrysler is providing $1.2 million for seven Purdue research projects to design and improve the automaker's manufacturing processes. The two partners also will create internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler plants in nearby Kokomo and worldwide, as well as distance-education programs for Chrysler workers worldwide.

The grant is part of partnership between Purdue and Chrysler that began two years ago. Landscape architecture students have worked at several Chrysler plants in Indiana, and the company now is recruiting interior design students.

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