A group of public and private colleges in Georgia has formed a consortium to promote and improve engineering education in the state.

Administrators from each of the universities' engineering programs will gather to talk about issues facing their schools and the engineering profession. They also will look for ways to expand engineering education in the state.

The schools are: the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Southern Polytechnic State University, Mercer University and Georgia Southern University. The consortium will meet for the first time May 23 at Southern Polytechnic State in Marietta.

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