Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Micron Foundation to assist the University’s new bachelor of science in engineering program. The grant will support the engineering program’s pursuit of accreditation upon its first graduating class in 2014. The grant will provide start-up funding to hire two new faculty members and a laboratory manager, enabling the University to create several new engineering courses over the next two years.
“The Micron Foundation grant to our engineering program is greatly appreciated. It provides leadership in our on-going fundraising efforts to put in place the faculty, lab equipment, and facilities required to build a high-quality engineering program and achieve ABET accreditation in the shortest possible time,” said NNU Engineering Program Director, Dr. Stephen Parke. Dee Mooney, executive director, Micron Foundation stated, “The Micron Foundation supports NNU’s efforts to strengthen its engineering program which supports the State of Idaho’s goal of boosting education in science, technology, engineering and math.”
The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization established in 1999 with a gift from Micron Technology, Inc., is engaged in funding educational efforts and charitable activities. For more information about the Micron Technology Foundation, visit www.micron.com/foundation.