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Plugging In: Agilent Technologies Helps Future Engineers at Santa Clara University

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21 – A new partnership between Santa Clara University and Agilent Technologies, Inc. will give undergraduate engineering students access to the most current electronic test equipment in the industry. SCU and Agilent announced its sponsorship of the electrical engineering undergraduate teaching lab during a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
 
The SCU lab uses Agilent oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, and function generators. The lab reaffirms SCU's commitment to work with Silicon Valley companies, such as Agilent, to deliver an advanced engineering laboratory environment for the undergraduate program.
 
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our work with Agilent and hope that it will be an incentive to other innovative technology companies to partner with us," said Cary Yang, professor and chair of the electrical engineering department. "Santa Clara University is very focused on delivering real-life challenges with academic achievement. This lab gives our students an excellent and competitive engineering instructional environment to learn and grow in."
 
"Agilent is dedicated to making available the tools and instructional material necessary so the next generation of future engineers can successfully compete in the global market," said Bill Wallace, Americas education business development manager at Agilent. "We are already in discussions with SCU about other exciting possibilities for their program."
 
 
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,846 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters and law degrees, and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. masters universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.
 
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis. The company's 17,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal year 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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