Harris Corp. gives $30,000 to university engineering groups
Harris Corporation, just announced $30,000 in new grants for engineering-related student organizations.A longtime supporter of The Ohio State University,
ECE alumna Julia Armstrong, now an electrical engineer at Harris RF Communications, confirmed donations of $5,000 are slated for each of the following university engineering organizations:
1. National Society of Black Engineers
2. Society of Women Engineers
3. Association of Computing Machinery Committee on Women
4. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
5. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
6. Eta Kappa Nu
“The funding for student organizations comes from the Harris Foundation, a Harris Corporation entity dedicated to supporting higher education at target recruiting schools. This is the first year for OSU on funding proposals and approval, but the Harris Recruiting team hopes to build on the momentum in the 2015-2016 school year," William Rudge said, a fellow ECE alumnus and Harris Corporation representative.
He said the credit for the donations is "a testament to the work alumni have done at Harris in the process of making OSU a key recruiting target for many departments."
Rudge said Ohio State graduates have shown "significant technical preparedness, and the impression it has left on upper management was fundamental to approval of this donation (as well any in the future)."
Armstrong said Harris and Ohio State have a long-standing partnership.
"I’m proud to help cultivate that as one of our brand champions," she said. "Will and I look forward to connecting with each of these groups either this September or next February when we are on campus for the career fairs."
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