Telecommunications Pioneer Endows Two $3 Million Professorships at GW Engineering

June 26, 2024

Joan and Irwin Jacobs

In the article "Telecommunications Pioneer Endows Two $3 Million Engineering Professorships," GW Today announced that mobile chipmaker Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs and his late wife, Joan, endowed two professorships at GW Engineering. The Jacobs' generous gift will be used to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professorship in Biomedical Engineering and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professorship in Electrical Engineering.

Here is an excerpt from the article: "GW Engineering Dean John Lach expressed great appreciation and enthusiasm for this gift. "Irwin Jacobs is a legend in the engineering world, so we are especially proud that he and Joan chose to make this investment in our school," he said. "This gift will accelerate our emergence as a preeminent engineering school with recognized and differentiated strengths in high-quality education and high-impact research that leverages our competitive advantage and diverse community."

Read the full article on GW Today.