AMD Pledges $1 Million to UT-ECE
AMD announced a $1 million endowment to UT-ECE last week. This unique endowment, the first of its kind at the university, will be used for course redesign, student and faculty support and laboratory improvement, and will be administered by Chairman Tony Ambler. The funds will be given over a four-year period.
For more than a decade, AMD has worked with ECE to support higher education and recruit top engineering talent. AMD Day is a yearly event. AMD also contributes generously to various projects, scholarships, and faculty endowments; collaborates on research; and sponsors student design contests. In 2006, AMD trained 100 co-ops and interns from ECE and hired 16 new college graduates. Since 2000, AMD has hired approximately 200 new graduates from UT-ECE, more than from any other single university.
"AMD and UT Austin’s collaboration enables the university to continue the important work of educating and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators and helps us recruit top talent. It is my hope that the AMD Chair of Computing Engineering continues to push the limits of what is possible for the university, its students and AMD," said Dirk Meyer, president and chief operating officer, AMD.