Supporting Minorities in Engineering

  • Education
  • 2016

In one of the largest education gifts ever from an African-American philanthropist, tech investor Robert F. Smith offered Cornell University $50 million in 2016. That sum will support the university’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and aim to expand the enrollment of black and female students in engineering generally at Cornell. It will also create a fellowship program to support engineering undergrads who want to continue on from Ithaca to graduate training at the university’s Cornell Tech campus (see 2011 entry in this section) in New York City.