A $1 million pledge toward the expansion of Trine University’s engineering facilities has been anonymously made by an alumnus and his wife. The gift brings the total to $4.5 million raised toward the $10 million cost of the expansion project.
“We are continually grateful for the many alumni who support our efforts to build upon our proud legacy of training engineers at Tri-State and Trine since 1902,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “Such generosity is vital as we look to train the next generation of engineers who will help power this region’s, and even this nation’s, economic growth.”
The 39,800-square-foot expansion to facilities for the school’s Allen School of Engineering and Computing will help prepare students in hardware and software development, computer networking, cybersecurity and health informatics. Designs include flexible labs and classrooms, active learning lab and new open spaces for collaboration.
The gift is part of the $125 million Invest in Excellence campaign, which has already raised over $115 million.