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Truchard contributes $10M to UT engineering school

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 1:00pm
The Associated Press

The co-founder, president and CEO of National Instruments Corp. has contributed $10 million to the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering to help fund a new teaching laboratory.

UT on Friday announced the donation from James Truchard. School officials in Austin say Truchard's gift is the largest personal donation so far toward the $310 million National Instruments Student Project Center.

The planned engineering, education, and research complex is being supported with university and state funding, along with private donations.

Truchard holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from UT, along with a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Austin-based National Instruments has more than 6,100 employees worldwide.

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