Florida International University
Almost immediately upon its formation, the Foundation was presented with a unique opportunity to help jump start the relatively new department of biomedical engineering at Florida International University (“FIU”). FIU is a state university located in Miami. In fact, many Coulter Corporation employees graduated from FIU.
In July of 2000, the Foundation made a $5,000,000 grant specifically to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU. The timing of this grant allowed the university to apply for and receive matching funds from the State of Florida which resulted in a $10,000,000 combined grant to the department. This entire grant established an endowment to advance research and education through the establishment of two endowed chairs, scholarship and research funds, a biomedical engineering lecture series and a young inventors program including the Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair of Biomedical Engineering.