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General Motors has presented a $1.5 million grant to MIT to support fellowships, research, scholarships and various design programs and contests.

The grant was announced by Don Runkle, general manager and vice president of Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems of General Motors at a ceremony last Thursday in Rm 1-214. Provost Robert A. Brown accepted the gift for MIT, which will consist of $300,000 a year for five years.

The breakdown of the grant is as follows:

  • ������������������Two $50,000 stipends for faculty graduate fellowships. The recipients, chosen by GM, will change each year.
  • ������������������Two $50,000 annual awards to young faculty to be used in novel research, known as the GM Innovation Grant. Recipients will be chosen jointly by GM and the provost.
  • ������������������$25,000 annually for 2.007's mechanical engineering student design competition.
  • $25,000 annually for mechanical engineering senior design in 2.009.
  • $20,000 annually for 6.270's robot design contest.
  • Two $6,000 international graduate student scholarships.
  • One $2,500 undergraduate award through the Society of Women Engineers.
  • One $2,500 undergraduate award through the National Society of Black Engineers.
  • One $5,000 scholarship to a GM MIT summer student.
  • $8,000 annually for Solar Electric Vehicle Team sponsorship for a UROP student, to be given to a different student each year.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 28, 1998.

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