In SummaryBig donation from tech company to Hampton University to fund updates and scholarships for school of engineering and technology.
Electronics design company Keysight Technologies has made a considerable donation to Hampton University.
According to an article from Yahoo Finance, Keysight donated $550,000 in equipment and software to Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology.
“We were also a sponsor of the Inclusive Engineering Consortium, an external organization aimed at fostering education advancement in HBCUs,” the company said in the article.
Recently, the company awarded $5,000 in scholarships and internships to three engineering students enrolled at an HBCU, two of whom were recently from Hampton University.
In a press release from Hampton, the donated equipment and software will assist efforts to update, upgrade and create more innovative laboratory spaces.
“We have developed a bold approach for laboratory management. The design utilizes state-of-the-art labs, married for use in other disciplines throughout the University. This equipment is not just nice to have but will be absolutely critical for us in providing hands-on learning opportunities for our students when they return to campus,” said Dr. Joyce Shirazi, dean of the school.
Hampton University president Dr. William R. Harvey expresses his appreciation for the company’s work in technology and its attempt at inclusivity through its work with HBCUs.
“We are very thankful to Keysight Technologies for their support of Hampton and our students. This is just one part of their commitment to building greater diversity within the engineering industry, and we are truly appreciative,” said Dr. Harvey.