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Dr. John Koza makes a gift of $12.7M to MSU’s College of Engineering and the BEACON Science and Technology Center


The BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action is an NSF Science and Technology Center.

December 8, 2016

John R. Koza, considered the "father of genetic programming," has donated $12.7 million to the Michigan State University College of Engineering and the BEACON Science and Technology Center. This is the largest gift in the history of the university. To find out more about the donation, please click here

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