Overland Park, Kan., November 7, 2012 — The University of Kansas has received a $100,000 grant from the Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Foundation. The grant supports the purchase of laboratory equipment that will be used for sustainable energy and water research in the new measurement, materials and sustainable environment center.
Jim Lewis, chief administrative officer of Black & Veatch, announced the award during a visit to the university's school of engineering.
This is the second award under the company's Kansas Education Grant Program. Black & Veatch previously announced a grant to Kansas State University for a solar-powered charging station to be developed on campus.
In 2011, Black & Veatch committed $1 million in earnings over the course of the next decade to its Kansas Education Grant Program. The program supports research and development of clean energy, water and communications technology within the Kansas university system. Grants from this program are made through the company's Building a World of Difference Foundation.