Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Micron Donation Helps Boise State Start Another Doctorate Program

The academic side of Boise State that has been growing by leaps and bounds got a further boost with a $13 million donation from the Micron Foundation that will enable the university to add a doctorate program in Material Sciences and Technology.  The gift is the largest in Boise State's history.

“We continue to be impressed with the trajectory of Boise State’s Materials Science and Engineering Department. Micron’s contribution to this program is a great investment in the future of our Company, community and the State of Idaho,” said Micron CEO Steve Appleton in a press release.

“A doctorate program focused on materials science and engineering will strengthen Boise State’s ability to develop breakthrough technologies and help create the associated broad-based economic and societal benefits.”

Students will be able to pursue the new degree beginning in January of 2013.

Thank you Micron!