MANHASSET, NY -- Tektronix, Fluke and Keithley have joined the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) with a $300,000 donation which will go toward the electrical and mechanical engineering curricula needs of the Vietnam's growing high-tech industry.
The donation comprises laboratory test equipment and cash scholarships for faculty training.
Through HEEAP, academic and industry partners are collaborating with top technical universities in Vietnam to advance electrical and mechanical engineering curricula and support the country’s growing high-tech industry.
The Tektronix, Fluke and Keithley donations to the program will include a range of oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, power supplies, arbitrary waveform generators and other instrumentation to be used by students at the HEEAP partner universities. Scholarships will provide funding for faculty from the partner universities to participate in HEEAP training programs to develop and implement instructional improvement projects.
The three test and measurement companies are subsidiaries of Danaher, a Washington, D.C. based science and technology company.
"Today’s engineers need to deal with ever more complex embedded designs. It’s important to keep the curriculum current with rapidly evolving technology," said Jim Lico, Executive Vice President, Danaher Corp. and President, Danaher Asia, in a statement. "This is our commitment to Vietnam as we seek to build our presence in this important market and we look forward to a very successful partnership with HEEAP."
Through HEEAP, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (ASU), Portland State Universitys Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (PSU), Intel Corp., Siemens and other industry partners are collaborating with top technical universities in Vietnam to advance engineering curricula in support the country's hi-tech industry.
The HEEAP initiative in Vietnam was initiated in 2010 with funding from USAID, Intel and ASU.