Chantilly, Va.-based Ingenicomm, Inc. has recently announced a donation which includes a combination of cash gifts and Ingenicomm-built systems and software valued at over $200,000 to the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg. In addition to the donation Ingenicomm has also agreed to provide curriculum planning and classroom support to the university as well as preferential hiring and internship placement for Virginia Tech students and graduates.
Amit Puri, President and CEO at Ingenicomm stated, “I am incredibly supportive of the Space@VT initiative currently being undertaken by the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research and the Bradley Department. As a graduate of Virginia Tech, I’m proud to see my alma mater take on a leading role in cultivating the next generation of space scientists and engineers.”
The department head at Virginia Tech, Dr. Luke Lester said, “As a global leader in the design and implementation of space and ground systems, Ingenicomm is uniquely qualified to share its expertise with the students and faculty of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our ECE team is very excited about the opportunity to work with Ingenicomm, and I look forward to the benefits this collaboration will bring to the learning experience of undergraduate and graduate students at Virginia Tech who wish to pursue a career in space science and engineering.”
Dr. Wayne Scales, Professor of ECE and Director of the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research added, “Having access to cutting-edge systems and software will be crucial as we move forward with our development of the Virginia Tech satellite ground station. Ingenicomm’s generous donation will make an extraordinary contribution to the overall advancement of our research and educational agenda in space science and engineering in the coming years.”