Texas Instruments gives millions for UT research center for engineering
Feb 4, 2015
Austin Business Journal
Texas Instruments has donated $3.5 million to the University of Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering to create dedicated laboratory space at the department's under-construction Engineering Education and Research Center
That project, with a budget of more than $300 million, is set to open in 2017 and will feature the TI Laboratories as part of its 430,000 square feet of open and flexible learning space
The new labs will help the school provide ample space and resources for students to engage in hands-on projects in electrical and computer engineering, which will help prepare them for jobs in Austin's hot high-tech economy
"Students are critical to creating innovative solutions for the world's biggest challenges," Greg Delagi, senior vice president and general manager of embedded processing for Texas Instruments, said in a statement announcing the donation. "By putting TI technology into the capable hands of these future innovators, we hope to accelerate their work and help professors address the ever-evolving needs of engineering."