University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering building gets USD10m donation from Amazon

The University of Washington said that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is giving a major push to the campaign to build a second Computer Science & Engineering building on the UW campus with a USD10 million gift, the university said.

A long-time supporter of the University of Washington´s Computer Science and Engineering programs, Amazon´s gift is a significant boost in the UW´s public-private partnership to raise USD110 million for a new 130,000-square-foot building.

The new building will provide the space needed for UW to double, to more than 600, the number of degrees awarded annually by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE).