Eastern Michigan receives $ 1 million giveaway for math and automotive programs

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University received a million dollar gift from former student Jack E. Roush, co-owner of the NASCAR Roush Fenway Racing team.

The donation will support math and automotive programs, eastern Michigan said.

An endowment of $ 400,000 will enhance and expand math preparation and tutoring programs, with a particular focus on students wishing to pursue studies in engineering, computer science and other STEM subjects.

Another $ 400,000 will go to GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology to be used to support equipment, programming and initiatives focused on preparing students for careers in the automotive industry.

A fund of $ 200,000 will be created for immediate use to support the purchase of industry standard automotive laboratory equipment for the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology.

The giveaway is part of the Eastern Michigan Give Rise fundraising campaign.

Roush obtained his Masters in Scientific Mathematics from Ypsilanti School. He is president of Roush Enterprises, based in Livonia, a supplier of product development.

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