GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GenCorp and subsidiary company Aerojet Rocketdyne of Camden, recently donated $20,000 to the engineering program at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.
This brought the total to an overall donation of to $40,000.
“We are depending upon SAU’s engineering program to be a source for our technology services. SAU is imperative to our success,” Rob Shenton, Aerojet’s vice president of solid propulsion operations, said in a statement. “Having engineers from this area is key to us.”
The funds will be used in the College of Science and Engineering to purchase equipment for testing the tensile stress and comprehensive strength of different materials for use in the Structural and Strength of Materials Laboratory.
Another $4,000 was given for engineering students with financial need, with preference given to female or minority applicants.
The company has previously funded equipment for SAU’s Science Center and a science laboratory preceptor program.