Siemens Energy, Alpharetta, Ga., recently made a donation of cash and equipment to the Georgia Institute of Technology to support several undergraduate and graduate programs in the study of automation and control technologies. The 5-yr commitment includes $105,000 and an undetermined amount of automation hardware, software, and related peripheral equipment to establish four new control laboratories on the Atlanta campus.

The money will fund a program that sponsors two graduate fellowships for 2 yr each, during which time the graduate fellow will develop experiments for undergraduate students.

Siemens is no stranger to the Georgia Tech campus. The company participates in programs like electronics manufacturing research at the Center for Board Assembly Research (CBAR) at the school’s manufacturing research center, and GT serves as the southern regional university partner for the Simens Westinghouse Science and Technology award.