CMU announces energy institute in new campus building

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Carnegie Mellon University today announced the creation of a Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, funded in part by a gift from two alumni.

According to the university, the institute is the result of a lead gift from Sherman Scott, a 1966 graduate and president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife, Joyce Bowie Scott, a 1965 graduate and a trustee of the university.

The institute is named after Mr. Scott's father.

The university declined to release the size of the gift but said more than 100 professors and researchers would staff the institute.

The institute will focus on "improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources," according to a press release.

The institute will be located in the future Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, for which there will be a groundbreaking at 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

The building, which will be near Hamerschlag Hall, also will be the home of the biomedical engineering department and a new nanotechnology research facility.

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Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.


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