Corporations & Foundations

Overview

Penn State’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is available to assist organizations in assessing opportunities for collaboration with the University and investment in our people and programs. CFR creates a bridge for partnerships with the University, while acting as a one-stop resource for corporations and foundations in need of knowledgeable faculty and staff, talented students, high-tech facilities, and opportunities for philanthropic support of activities that make a difference.

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Recent Corporate & Foundation News


May 15, 2015
Penn State and Dow have collaborated for years to enrich student experiences, enable student success and foster discovery through research. The partnership was further strengthened today with the announcement that Dow is expanding its current commitment to the University’s Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs by supporting construction of a new building in 2016. The new facility will result in research labs and teaching facilities beyond what is currently available for chemical engineering research at any university, ensuring that Penn State’s Department of Chemical Engineering remains a highly ranked national program.

November 19, 2014
Penn State honored United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as its Corporate Partner of the Year at an event Nov. 14. University President Eric J. Barron presented the award to UTC in celebration of the company’s multifaceted relationship with the University, including a long history of philanthropy.

October 16, 2014
GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State (CCRINGSS) will engage Penn State researchers and students from many disciplines in collaborative work with various industry stakeholders. The center will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management.
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