A $40,000 contribution by Unisys to the University of Utah Electrical Engineering Department for scholarships and research has been praised by Gov. Norm Bangerter.

He said in the past four years the company has contributed more than $1 million to Utah universities in research grants and the company is a major participant in the state's Centers of Excellence program.In addition to these contributions, Unisys also is a major factor in the Utah economy because of the 3,000 employees who receive paychecks.

In the past five years, Unisys has provided jobs for 1,000 Utah college and university graduates - 400 from the U. alone.