|Jerry Gladstone and Dean Larry Benefield|
Engineering Dean Larry Benefield, right, met with Wireless Engineering Advisory Board member Jerry Gladstone, who presented Auburn with an equipment gift on behalf of California-based Agilent Technologies, where he served as vice president before his recent retirement.
The donation included a vector signal analyzer, noise figure analyzer with source, network/impedance/spectrum analyzer and radio frequency meter. All of the equipment, noted Gladstone, was developed and manufactured by Agilent Wireless' business unit in Santa Rosa.
"Agilent has a strong interest in the quality of engineering education, and it is our hope that this donation will strengthen Auburn's program," Gladstone said of the gift. "We want to help create high caliber engineering graduates who contribute to the growth and success of the electronics industry."
Dean Benefield thanked Gladstone for the equipment donation, adding that Auburn Engineering's relationship with Agilent was greatly strengthened by Gladstone's tenure on the Wireless Advisory Board.
"Jerry has been an invaluable resource to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering as it moves deeper into the forefront of wireless engineering and technology," he noted. "His service to the departments involved in our wireless initiatives has been characterized by an in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and opportunities and the ways in which higher education can partner with industry leaders such as Agilent."