A $ 1.5 million donation to Case Western Reserve University will honor a Case Institute of Technology alumnus.
Karen Buchwald Wright donated the money to create a scholarship fund in honor of her father, James P. Buchwald, according to a statement on CWRU’s website, The Daily.
Buchwald, now 90, graduated from CIT in 1954. The institute merged with Adelbert College of Western Reserve University and became the CWRU in 1967.
Buchwald started Ariel Corp., a manufacturer of natural gas compressors based in Mount Vernon, with two friends in 1966. The company also has manufacturing centers in Akron and Newark.
“My father had a unique perspective on design when he started Ariel, in part because of his early jobs and the fact that he had to solve problems almost entirely on the fly, as well as the upbringing that he received at the Case Institute of Technology, ”said Wright. in the output.
The full scholarship will be intended to support Ohio undergraduates studying engineering at the CWRU, the statement said.
“James Buchwald was a pioneer in the field of mechanical engineering,” Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan, Dean Charles H. Phipps of the Case School of Engineering, said in the statement. “We are proud to call him an alumnus and honored to have the continued support of his family.”
Officials said the first scholarship recipient is expected to be named next fall.