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Jonsson Engineering Center

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The Jonsson Engineering Center (often simply referred to as the JEC), is home to the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. It is named for J. Erik Jonsson and was dedicated on 7 October 1977. Background on J. Erik Jonsson J. Erik Jonsson graduated from Rensselaer in 1922. He was a co-founder of Texas Instruments, co-founder of The University of Texas at Dallas, former mayor of Dallas, TX, and one of Rensselaer's most generous benefactors. The Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, for which he provided funding, opened on the Rensselaer campus in 1961. It shares his name with that of Henry A. Rowland, Class of 1870, physicist and first president of the American Physical Society. Jonsson provided $2,600,000 toward the construction of the Jonsson Engineering Center.
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