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Agilent technologies donates test equipment to UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science

April 6, 2012
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Agilent Technologies Inc. has donated electronic test and measurement equipment valued at more than $200,000 to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Engineering and Applied Science. The donation of Agilent InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series oscilloscopes was made in recognition of the long-term, strong relationship between Agilent and the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. A celebration of the donation was held today during an unveiling ceremony at the university.

“Our gift to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS aligns with Agilent’s education support objectives,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope Products Division. “It allows us to give back to the community in which we do business and support the engineering college’s research in a collaborative way.”

In accepting the equipment for UCCS, Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, also noted Alexander’s leadership role. “Jay is an important member of the college’s Leadership Council, and this donation is a special example of his and Agilent’s philanthropic spirit,” said Shockley-Zalabak.

Dan Dandapani, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, also spoke at the ceremony, noting the special relationship the college has with Agilent. He mentioned the company’s willingness to lend students advanced measurement equipment in support of student research projects and its history of employing UCCS graduates.

Mark Wickert, professor of electrical and computer engineering, said, “These new oscilloscopes provide our students and research faculty with cutting-edge measurements to help them develop new, breakthrough technologies.”

The award was made through Agilent’s University Relations program.

“We are confident that this will be an important contribution to the educational program of the college’s electrical and computer engineering department, and we hope it will foster even closer ties between our organizations,” said Alexander.

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