Brigham Young University has received $345,931 in computer equipment from AT&T.
The contribution was made through AT&T's University Equipment Donation Program. Since 1984, AT&T has awarded a total of $1.55 million in cash, equipment and research support to BYU.The new computer equipment will be used in BYU's College of Engineering and Technology.
Presenting the gift to BYU was Jack Schiefer, AT&T Business Markets Group branch manager, who said BYU is an important member of the community and a strong source of current and future talent for U.S. businesses.
"AT&T recognizes the quality work being done at BYU, and we are pleased to show our continued support through this donation," Schiefer said.
He said BYU was selected because of its leadership in computer-aided engineering design for manufacturing (CAEDM) research and curriculum and because of its willingness to involve faculty, students and administration in the submission of its proposal.
According to Paul Eastman, CAEDM operations manager, the AT&T gift includes two 32B/500 computer systems, 30 graphics terminals, UNIX (operating system), application software, and laser printers and plotters, to be used specifically in undergraduate courses.