Intergraph Honored For Support of Louisiana State University Research Laboratory
Geospatial Software and Technical Support Donations Benefit Students and Keep Lab on the Cutting Edge
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 1, 2006 – Intergraph Corporation today announced it received the prestigious 2005 Louisiana State University’s President’s Award for Lifetime Giving at the LSU Foundation’s 46th Annual Membership Meeting at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Intergraph was honored for its long-standing role in the development of the CADGIS Research Laboratory, which supports Louisiana State University (LSU) research efforts in computer-aided design, remote sensing, image processing and geographic information systems. Since the lab’s inception, Intergraph has provided LSU with more than $2 million (U.S.) in geospatial technology and technical support to keep the CADGIS lab among the top facilities of its kind in the United States.
“Intergraph is a key partner in keeping LSU at the technological forefront of geospatial education,” said Major Gen. USMC (Ret.) William G. Bowdon, president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. “Their donations of industry-leading technology and services give students hands-on experience using professional geospatial tools in academic and applied research projects.”
Ben Eazzetta, COO, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure, said, “Intergraph’s partnership with LSU demonstrates our commitment to educate and prepare tomorrow’s geospatial professionals. By establishing relationships between industry and academia, students have access to professional tools that provide real-life work experiences – helping them in their careers and giving them the practical knowledge to advance the industry. As the need for security and intelligence analysis increases worldwide, arming students with geospatial expertise is proving to be of paramount importance.”
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.intergraph.com/.
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