Cal State Los Angeles has received a $1-million gift to study environmental problems afflicting large urban areas, officials said this week.
The donation from the Sikand Foundation will establish the Gunjit S. Sikand Faculty Endowment for Research in Urban Sustainability.
Sikand was a businessman, philanthropist and Cal State L.A. civil engineering professor of more than two decades; he died last year at 86.
"The endowment will be used in perpetuity to provide funding for a faculty member, allowing them time to focus on research," said Mark Sikand, president of Sikand Engineering Associates, which was founded by his father in 1958.
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