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Princeton Receives Gift to Endow Three Professorships

Princeton University is starting three professorships in its School of Engineering and Applied Science after receiving an unspecified amount from the gift.

The gift made by Norman R. Augustine, a former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin and his wife, Margareta Engman Augustine will help professors break new ground in their disciplines and inspire their students.

“These three professorships will honor accomplished scholars who address the world’s most urgent challenges through outstanding teaching and groundbreaking research,” said Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

The Augustines, who have supported Princeton’s various initiatives including scholarships and athletics in the past, cite health care, infrastructure, job creation and climate change as issues that require immediate technological and scientific solutions.

“If you need clean sources of energy, who do you go to? You go to engineers and scientists to develop them,” Norman Augustine said.

“You can go on down the list with other critical problems that face us, and it’s amazing how many of them require engineering for at least part of their solutions. World-class faculty is absolutely critical to addressing these issues and creating the next generation of engineers.”

Norman is currently the member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and is a five times recipient of Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

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