Correction: Texas-Engineering Donation story


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a Jan. 4 story about a donation to the University of Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a research center the school is building will be called the National Instruments Student Project Center. That will be the name of a lab within the new building, which will be called the Engineering, Education and Research Center.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Truchard contributes $10M to UT engineering school

Co-founder, CEO of National Instruments donates $10M to UT engineering school for new lab

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The co-founder, president and CEO of National Instruments Corp. has contributed $10 million to the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering to help fund a new teaching lab.

UT on Friday announced the donation from James Truchard (troo-SHARD'). School officials in Austin say Truchard's gift is the largest personal donation so far toward construction of the $310 million Engineering, Education and Research Center, which will house the lab called the National Instruments Student Project Center.

The complex is being supported with university and state funding, along with private donations.

Truchard holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from UT, along with a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Austin-based National Instruments has more than 6,100 employees worldwide.

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