Michigan State gets gift to boost chemical engineering work
East Lansing — Michigan State University is getting a gift of real estate that’s appraised at more than $1.7 million to help advance the fields of chemical engineering and materials science.
The East Lansing school says this week the real estate in southern New Jersey will be sold to support the College of Engineering. An endowed faculty position and scholarship will be created through the gift from Craig A. Rogerson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chemtura.
Rogerson is a 1979 chemical engineering graduate of Michigan State. He donated the property to the school to establish the endowed faculty position and a scholarship fund.
The gift is part of the university’s Empower Extraordinary Capital Campaign, a $1.5 billion effort that was publicly launched in October 2014.
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