For many years, Wallace Coulter was involved with Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, a center of excellence in particle technology. Always impressed with this small school’s ability to provide a first class engineering education, Mr. Coulter served on its board of trustees from 1983 to 1989.
Recognizing Mr. Coulter’s interest in the school, in 2002, the Foundation made a $30,000,000 grant to Clarkson’s School of Engineering renaming it the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. This grant allowed the university to further enhance its core areas such as colloidal science, multidisciplinary project learning and rehabilitative engineering. In addition, the grant provides an endowment to provide scholarships for underrepresented students.