University Receives $ 30 Million from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has made a $30-million commitment
to Clarkson University, in support of ongoing excellence in engineering
and science programs at the University. Funds devoted to the Colloid
Research Focus Area are as follows. An endowment of $6,500,000 will
provide faculty salary supplements together with professional development
resources, two Wallace H. Coulter graduate fellowships, and an equipment
maintenance fund Operating funds of $750,000 will be expended to
enhance equipment and facilities to advance colloid science. Also
an endowment of $6,500,000 will be devoted to Rehabilitation Engineering
and an endowment of $5,000,000 will be given as scholarships to
under-represented students. This gift, the largest in Clarkson's
history, will dramatically transform the institution and will reinforce
and broaden Clarkson's most successful learning and research activities,
especially those at CAMP.
The grant will fund key areas, which will support Clarkson's leadership
in research and teaching in engineering and the sciences, team project-based
learning, and innovative interdisciplinary programs
School of Engineering will be named the Wallace H. Coulter School
of Engineering, in recognition of the Foundation's generous gift
and the late Wallace Coulter's dedication to the University as a
trustee. Wallace H. Coulter was a renowned inventor and entrepreneur.
He became acquainted with Clarkson through his collaboration with
colloid scientists on the faculty. In 1979 he received an honorary
Ph.D. degree, and served as a trustee of the University from 1983-1989.
Through the years, Coulter maintained close connections with Clarkson,
supporting research projects, collaborating with scientists, and
establishing an endowed scholarship.
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