GM Foundation Gives $70,000 to Carnegie Mellon University

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The General Motors Foundation today announced a $70,000 donation to Carnegie Mellon University, a collaborator with GM and the Foundation on award-winning autonomous driving projects. GM Executive Director of Research and Development Walt Dorfstatter made the award on behalf of the Foundation at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. GM’s partnership with Carnegie Mellon dates to 1977.
“Our support of Carnegie Mellon is guided by the belief that investment in science and technology education will help shape the automotive future and strengthen the nation’s global competitiveness,” Dorfstatter said. “Automotive companies are making great strides in developing and adopting new technologies and Carnegie Mellon’s exceptional programs foster a new generation of talent that can significantly accelerate the pace of automotive innovation.”