The University of Idaho College of Engineering and Avista Corp. have launched an endowment to support students pursuing the National Academy of Engineering’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.
Avista established a $25,000 endowment to recognize and honor University of Idaho alumnus Don F. Kopczynski, a member of the University of Idaho Academy of Engineers and retired vice president of Avista Corporation. He spent three and a half decades at Avista, said Avista President, Chairman and CEO Scott Morris.
The Don F. Kopczynski Grand Challenge Scholars Endowment will support scholarships and other activites related to U of I College of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program. The national program focuses on delivering five fundamental educational components: research experience, an interdisciplinary curriculum, entrepreneurship, global learning and service learning.