With RAMP Gift, Shimadzu Subsidiary Expands its Support for Wentworth
June 27, 2018
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a subsidiary of Japan-based Shimadzu Corp., recently increased its support for Wentworth Institute of Technology, contributing a cash gift of $125,000 for the RAMP program after agreeing to provide significantly discounted lab equipment for the new building for engineering, innovation, and sciences.
Sean Randall, SSI’s North Atlantic regional manager, has said the company’s support allows it to promote STEM education while also challenging Wentworth students to reach their full potential.
RAMP, a six-week, summer bridge initiative offered through the Center for Community and Learning Partnerships, helps to acclimate Boston residents to the Wentworth experience just prior to their first scheduled semester on campus.
Through a grant from its Partnership for Academics, Research, and Quality of Life program, SSI is also giving Wentworth a discount on more than $1 million worth of lab equipment for biological, biomedical, and civil engineering courses in the new academic building. In addition, the company is providing free training and a five-year service agreement for the equipment.
President Zorica Pantić said SSI’s support epitomizes the spirit of Wentworth’s corporate partnership model, in which the university joins with businesses to bolster academic programs and maximize students’ overall learning experience on campus.
“We’re extremely grateful for SSI’s contributions, which will have a lasting impact on campus and go a long way toward helping us to fulfill Wentworth’s core academic mission.”
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