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Published: Aug 17, 2012 10:00:00 AM
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The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host representatives from the U.S. Steel Foundation Monday, Aug. 20, along with recipients of graduate fellowships funded through a $26,000 gift from the foundation. The contribution provides the College of Engineering with funding toward 14 graduate fellowships. During the event, recipients will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the foundation.
“Fellowships are vital to our graduate program, and a critical component of our research endeavors,” said Chris Roberts, dean of engineering. “We are grateful for U.S. Steel’s partnership with Auburn Engineering and this valuable investment in our students.”
The U.S. Steel Foundation is a nonprofit membership corporation which has provided nearly $253 million in grants and matching gifts since its founding in 1953. Gifts given by the foundation, on behalf of U.S. Steel, are designed to support various needs of science, education and health. U.S. Steel, founded in 1901, is the world's 12th largest producer of flat-rolled and tubular steel, and is 148 on the Fortune 500 listing of the nation’s largest corporations.