Micron and Boise State announced the largest gift in the university's history today. Micron committed $13 million to the College of Engineering for the development of a Ph.D. program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Materials science combines various technical disciplines with manufacturing and design to solve engineering problems and explore relationships among processing, structure and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
"A doctorate program focused on materials science and engineering will strengthen Boise State's ability to develop breakthrough technologies," said Micron CEO Steve Appleton.
The creation of an MSE Ph.D. program is pending State Board of Education approval and is expected to be reviewed at a regularly scheduled meeting this summer.