Brigham Young University's College of Engineering and Technology has received a $50,000 grant to provide equipment for student work stations in the Electronics Engineering Technology Program.

The grant was made by the Fritz B. Burns Foundation. "The concept of the endowed equipment fund is to supplement funds allocated by the university to broaden the curriculum and to develop more current and stimulating learning methods," said Glayd Mather, professor of technology and the fund administrator.Mather said the equipment endowment will work in harmony with the $100,000 scholarship endowment the Burns Foundation has established for students in the program.

The endowed equipment fund will allow the program to upgrade its laboratories continually, enabling students to continue to have hands-on experience on state-of-the-art equipment.

Burns was a member of the Board of Regents at Loyola-Marymount University in California, where he was also a patron of its law school.