$30-Million Gift to Boost Energy Research at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University announced on Thursday a $30-million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation officials said will “dramatically expand” the university’s work in the field of sustainable energy, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The support represents the largest ever private foundation grant to the Pittsburgh campus, which also donated $25-million to Carnegie Mellon for life-sciences programs in 2007.

The new grant will support research and other programs at the university’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation aimed at improving energy efficiencies and developing new clean and sustainable energy sources.

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