Gates Hillman Complex Dedicated at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman of Microsoft Corp., dedicated the Gates Center for Computer Science to the future of technological progress at Carnegie Mellon. “It is an honor and privilege to be involved with Carnegie Mellon,” said Gates in a keynote address to students and faculty. A ribbon cutting ceremony followed the address.
“I’m always inspired when I come here — inspired by the great minds that are here and the ones that will be coming here,” said Gates. “I’ll be following your work, and I can’t wait to see these great advances are delivered and the progress that will enable.”
Gates previously visited Carnegie Mellon last February. He was once again welcomed to the campus on Tuesday afternoon by a throng of students and faculty members in Wiegand Gymnasium, University Center, where he shared his thoughts on the university’s technological initiatives, as well as technological outreach worldwide.