UConn is about to receive one of the “largest corporate gifts” in university history, and it’s all going to benefit the engineers.
In a new partnership, the UConn School of Engineering and United Technologies will launch the Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering, designed to fund research and train engineers. UTC will provide $7.5 million over five years and $2.5 million to fund research, according to the university.
The new facility will focus on education, research and the development of STEM programs, and will bring in additional students and faculty.
“The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering will provide our students exciting opportunities for research and training in one of the fastest growing fields in engineering today,” said UConn President Susan Herbst, in a statement on Tuesday. “This investment demonstrates UConn’s highly ambitious commitment to promoting education and research in critical disciplines across the board that will benefit our students and our state.”
The two have a longstanding partnership – UTC has hired thousands of recent UConn grads to fill entry-level positions.