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January 3, 2005 January 2005: Randy Cowen adds $1,000,000 to the Cowen Chair endowment fund

New York City, January 5, 2005: Randy Cowen adds $1,000,000 to the endowment fund he created to establish the Cowen Chair, an endowed chair in experimental condensed matter physics in memory of his father, long-time MSU physics/astronomy faculty member Jerry Cowen

December 1, 2004 December 2004: Krauss Family Foundation endows Graduate Fellowship in High Energy Physics

The Jenny H. and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation has entered an agreement to commit at least $60,000 to fund an endowed fellowship program in the Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy. The family foundation has made an initial payment of $12,000 to begin building the Krauss Endowed Fellowship Fund. This endowment will support a needy and deserving graduate student with a high grade point average who is seeking an advanced degree in high-energy physics.

March 1, 2001 March 2001: Randy Cowen endows chair in honor of his father with $1.5M donation

MSU graduate Randolph L. Cowen of New York has donated $1.5 million to the Department of Physics and Astronomy to create the Jerry Cowen Endowed Chair in Experimental Physics. It is named in memory of Randy's father, to honor his life and physics career at Michigan State University.

February 2, 2001 February 2001: Strosacker Foundation donates $250,000 for the Physics Learning Center in our new science building

The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation of Midland has given Michigan State University a grant of $250,000 to be used toward the new Biomedical and Physical Sciences Facility currently under construction on campus.

The grant will specifically fund the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory in that part of the facility that will be utilized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Such a laboratory gives the department an opportunity to teach in a setting that best allows students to interact and develop their science skills.