Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN) said it has committed USD100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering to support female engineering students.
Knowles, a Chicago company and the market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components, supports the development of a more diverse engineering community and is committed to developing positive and enriching environments for students to discover potential career paths.
Knowles´ donation supports UIC´s ability to develop and launch its women in engineering summer program, a multi-week intensive summer program designed for junior and senior level high school students with strong science and math skills. The program is scheduled to launch in 2015. The donation will also support UIC´s women in engineering scholarship program.
Knowles is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components serving the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, military, aerospace and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.knowles.com.