Boise State Receives $25 Million Gift for Materials Research Center

Boise State University has announced a $25 million gift from the Micron Foundation, the charitable arm of Micron Technology, to fund a new materials research center at its College of Engineering.

The gift, the largest in the university's history, will establish the Center for Materials Research, which will work to address the industry's needs for a diverse, technically fluent workforce. Through the center, students will earn a degree in materials science and engineering and emerge as important contributors across different scientific disciplines, including manufacturing and materials technology, cancer research, energy studies, space and aeronautics, and the development of new sensors and microelectronic devices.

"We are thrilled with the generosity and continuing partnership of Micron," said Boise State president Bob Kustra. "This gift recognizes our growing reputation as an innovator in the area of materials science and will allow us to contribute on a grander scale to a field that has incredible significance in today’s ever-evolving world."