Media Alert: Benefit Concert
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/July 29, 2002
Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616
WORCESTER, Mass. - July 29, 2002 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced a $10,000 contribution from Honeywell International Foundation of Morristown, NJ. The gift is intended to support scholarships for worthy fire protection engineering students and WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Distinguished Scholar Endowment.
In acknowledging the generous contribution, David A. Lucht, Professor and Director of WPI's Center for Firesafety Studies, noted that generous industry support has played an enormous role in the development of fire protection engineering studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Honeywell International has agreed to continue Pittway's commitment to the support and encouragement of young people interested in pursuing fire protection engineering careers on behalf of it's Fire Systems Companies (Fire-Lite Alarms, FCI, Silent Knight, and NOTIFIER) and System Sensor division. The company also actively supports co-op students and interns, giving them a chance to gain first-hand experience in the world of fire protection.
The third oldest private engineering college in the United States, Worcester Polytechnic Institute operates a distinctive program of post-graduate education in fire protection engineering, fire research and technology transfer. WPI offers the dual degree BS/MS master of science and doctoral degree programs in fire protection engineering.
As the newly formed Honeywell Fire Solutions Group, Fire-Lite Alarms, FCI, Silent Knight, NOTIFIER, and System Sensor continue to be worldwide leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of fire alarm equipment and life safety products.
About Honeywell Fire Solutions Group
Honeywell Fire Solutions Group, a global business in the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions group (ACS), is a leading manufacturer of fire alarm and smoke detection equipment. ACS is a US$8 billion global leader in providing product and service solutions to create efficient, safe, and comfortable environments and help business and industry improve productivity and profitability. It comprises four businesses: Industry Solutions; Service; Security and Fire; and Control Products. ACS offers heating, ventilation, humidification and air-conditioning equipment controls, security and fire alarm systems, home automation systems, energy-efficient lighting controls, and building management systems and services. It also provides automation systems, advanced software solutions, and value-added services used in a variety of industries. ACS is also a global supplier of sensors, switches, and control products for industrial applications. For more information about Fire Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/acs/sfs/index.jsp.
Honeywell is a US$24-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; power generation systems; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 115,000 people in 95 countries and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HON, as well as on the London, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information on the company is available on the Internet at www.honeywell.com.
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