Given that some of the best career options for students are in science and engineering, it’s good to see one university rewarded for enhancing its efforts in those vital areas instead of squandering funds in social justice or campus beautification efforts.

University Herald reported.

Purdue University in Indiana has received the largest in its history to from the Lilly endowment, school officials announced.

RThe $40 million grant will be used to fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students. It will support five transformational projects in the colleges of Engineering and Technology as well as Purdue Libraries.

“This is an important moment in Purdue history,” President Mitch Daniels said in a statement. “It’s now our duty to turn it into a significant event in Indiana history by delivering even more world-class engineers, technologists and leaders of all kinds, along with the discoveries, innovations and new jobs that great research produces.”

The money will help provide engineering and technology students with computer-aided design studios, creating new labs or expanding existing ones and establishing an Active Learning Center that will include classrooms and libraries, the Associated Press reported.