Diversity in Engineering


Anonymous $1M cash gift to establish scholarships for Black Engineering students

An anonymous $1 million cash gift from a member of the Purdue University College of Engineering community will establish scholarships named in honor of the college’s first Black graduate, David Robert Lewis, as an impetus to energize and expand ongoing support to recruit and retain Black engineering students.

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ECE alum & wife donate $4M gift to flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School center

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced on Friday (Oct. 2) that the university’s flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School will honor Purdue alumnus Edmund O. Schweitzer III and Beatriz Schweitzer for their $4 million commitment to programs and scholarships to support the educational and career success of underrepresented students.

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