Boeing made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University, with a “significant portion” dedicated to the construction of the upcoming Student Innovation Center, ISU announced this morning.
Announced in January 2017, the approximately 140,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in January 2020 and will provide space for student laboratory projects and classes in STEM-related fields.
Boeing will also provide an unspecified amount in financial support for students participating in undergraduate research in all eight departments at the ISU College of Engineering, ISU said.
“Boeing is committed to inspiring the next generation of innovators and equipping them with the skills they need to excel in the modern workforce,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University will help encourage innovation on campus and in graduates’ future careers, positioning them for success in STEM-related fields.”
In April, Land O’Lakes announced a $5 million gift for the Student Innovation Center.