MCLEAN, Va. and LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it will donate $500,000 to the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering over the next five years. As part of SAIC's Strategic University Alliances Program, the donation reflects SAIC's commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programs that are helping develop the innovative workforce of the 21st century.
The Viterbi School is one of the nation's leading engineering institutions in the fields of aerospace, astronautics and space technology; biomedical, chemical, civil; computer science and engineering; electrical, environmental, industrial systems, materials science; and mechanical engineering and systems architecture. The Viterbi School offers 1,800 undergraduate students more than 30 degree options, and provides its 3,300 graduate students with advanced studies in over 25 fields. Ken Dahlberg, SAIC's former Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO, received a master's degree in electrical engineering from USC in 1969.
"To recognize Ken's many contributions to SAIC, we are extending our Strategic University Alliances Program to include USC," said Walt Havenstein, SAIC chief executive officer. "Engineering will be the driver of the new century, helping solve economic and social problems, from energy, to climate, to health, to sustainability. We look forward to supporting the Viterbi School as they help lead this transformation."
"We are grateful to SAIC for their gift, which supports the vision of the Viterbi School," said Dean Yannis Yortsos, USC Viterbi School of Engineering. "We are more pleased that it comes as a recognition of Ken Dahlberg, a loyal friend, alumnus and advisor to the School. We share our appreciation for his visionary technological and corporate leadership and are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with him and with SAIC for many years to come."
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