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News Release — 2 September 2009
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ARLINGTON - International technology innovator Texas Instruments Inc. has awarded The University of Texas at Arlington $225,000 in new funds to enhance biomedical research in the College of Engineering in the area of medical diagnostics.
UT Arlington anticipates that this new commitment will be eligible for state matching funds aimed at enhancing university research.
TI awarded UT Arlington $1 million last year to create the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a position held by nanophotonics expert Robert Magnusson.
“Texas Instruments is very supportive of education in general, particularly in science and engineering because it is critical to our workforce development,” said Allen Bowling, TI Fellow and Manager of Research & Consortia. “One of TI’s missions is to make sure that we have Tier One universities in the Metroplex. Good faculty draws more good faculty and graduate students, and the more quality graduates we have the more businesses want to come here.”
UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said Texas Instruments’ gifts to the University already have “set off a chain reaction.”
“Certainly with the support TI has provided us, we’re going to see big dividends,” Spaniolo said.
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