How This Gift for Materials Research Could Help Build the Future

The next breakthroughs in consumer electronics, biotechnology, and even sustainable energy often begin with new materials. The hunt for the compounds that will make the next solar panel or iPhone is advancing along with computing power, and one University at Buffalo alum wants to help his alma mater speed things up. 

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$25M to UW-Madison is Latest From Big Engineering Benefactor

Midwestern billionaire David W. Grainger just made the second huge donation to an engineering school in recent years, committing $25 million to University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish an interdisciplinary research center. The latest gift follows a $100 million grant in 2013. 

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