Monday, October 3, 2011

GM Foundation Donates to Atlanta University Center

The General Motors Foundation recently announced a $75,000 donation to the Atlanta University Center Consortium in support of AUC Dual Degree Engineering Program students, the Spelman College SpelBots Robotics team, and faculty and curriculum development.
 “This funding will strengthen the tutorial program, provide scholarships and assist the development of curriculum on the campuses of Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, and Spelman,” said Tracey Martin-Toomer, director of the AUC Dual Degree Engineering Program. Dr. Andrew Williams, Spelman College’s SpelBots coach, said the donation represents a nice addition to the SpelBots program, supporting its mission to promote computer and robotics education and research by competing in the International RoboCup 4-Legged competitions.
The GM Foundation has provided more than $26 million since 2005 to support education initiatives in engineering, manufacturing, design and business across the country.

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