Grant Supports Women Engineering Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Knowles Corporation, a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio processing, and precision device solutions, has announced it has committed $200,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering to support the enrollment and academic success of female students pursuing STEM degrees.

The grant will provide funds for the UIC Knowles Electronics Scholarships for Women Fund that are available for first-year women students in engineering fields. The grant will also fund the UIC Women in Engineering Summer Program. The annual intensive program exposes junior- and senior-level female high school students to various engineering fields. The program focuses on engineering concepts, robotics, and spatial competencies. Funds will also support career placement, facilities, research, scholarships, and chaired professorships.

“The College of Engineering is immensely thankful for Knowles Corporation’s continued support of our mission and students. Knowles’ commitment to increasing diversity in STEM mirrors our goal of creating opportunities for students of all backgrounds to better their own lives and improve the world through engineering,” said Peter Nelson, dean of the university’s College of Engineering.

“A diverse workforce is crucial for ensuring innovation in technology,” added Jeffrey Niew, CEO of Knowles Corporation. “This gift will further support UIC in attracting, retaining, and developing the talent to accelerate change in the technology sector while advancing the growth of underrepresented groups in STEM. Knowles is proudly committed to helping more students achieve their highest educational goals and realize both personal and professional success.”

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