Dr. Bruce Dallman, dean of the College of Technology, said the school is now looking at ways to best use the money, which will arrive in July.
"This is equipment that allows us to stay as leading as possible in areas throughout the college," Dallman said. "We have no other money for equipment. Some dollars come from student fees, but it doesn't come in blocks like this. This allows us to have transformational changes in equipment."
The last time the college received a similar grant, they purchased a rapid prototyping system, a computer controlled router, surveying tools, a chassis dynanometer, and other high-tech equipment.
Dallman said the grant comes in large part thanks to the efforts of former Congresswoman Nancy Boyda.
"This is the second time she's been able to invest in the latest technology for the College of Technology," Dallman said. "One of the things I think is important to know is the ability to leverage federal gifts with partners in business and industry."
Equipment purchased through this grant will join the $17 million in equipment already in the Kansas Technology Center, much of which has been donated by business and industry.
"This is a real asset to the state," Dallman said.
For more information, call the College of Technology at (620) 235-4365.
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