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TE Connectivity gives $500,000 to Penn State Harrisburg for engineering students

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TE Connectivity, which has engineering and administrative offices in Central Pennsylvania, has donated $500,000 to Penn State Harrisburg to provide students in its School of Science, Engineering and Technology with new learning opportunities.

It will create the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects, a curriculum requirement for engineering students.

The funding also will establish the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in the discipline of connector design. The series will bring in experts on the topic to help inspire innovation.

“We see the grant and lecture series as an investment from our company to further develop and inspire future engineers,” said Tom Lynch, chairman and chief executive officer of TE Connectivity.

School officials said that TE employs several hundred Penn State alumni and that the school and the company have a 30-year relationship.

The gift is part of the current Penn State fundraising effort, “For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students,” which aims to raise $2 billion by 2014.


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