EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 8, 2012 – United Technologies Research Center, the central research organization of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announces a $500,000 gift to Stanford University's School of Engineering to establish an endowed fellowship in aerospace systems.
The contribution follows a previously funded fellowship of $500,000 established at Stanford's School of Engineering by UTRC to focus on sustainable energy research activities. The fellowships exemplify the Research Center's commitment to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives across the globe.
"United Technologies is known for its pioneering innovation, market-leading products and world-class talent, all of which reflect a commitment to the research and technology that makes modern life possible," said Dr. David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, UTRC. "This support enhances our relationship with one of the world's top universities in advancing what's possible," he added.
The fellowship for aerospace systems will be directed to support graduate students and was formally executed just prior to the end of 2011.
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies -- industry leaders in propulsion and aerospace systems, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation.
Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Conn., and operates research and development centers in Berkeley, Calif., Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland.
The Stanford School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, medicine, energy, business and beyond. For more information, visit http://soe.stanford.edu.