Amazon gifts million to UW computer science and engineering

A gift from internet retailer and cloud computer giant Amazon has moved the UW’s future computer science and engineering building $10 million closer to its $110 million fundraising goal. Funded by a combination of public and private partnerships, the 130,000-square-foot building will provide the space necessary to double the number of degrees awarded annually by the department of computer science and engineering (CSE) to 600.  The project currently stands at $86 million according to Ed Lazowska, UW’s Bill & Melinda Gates Chair for Computer Science and Engineering. “Amazon’s gift will have a significant impact in helping UW CSE to grow, to educate many more Washington students in computer science and computer engineering,” wrote Hank Levy, chairman in CSE at the UW, in an email. “We are honored to be part…


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