About the David Lear Sulman Innovation Center

Initial funding for the Innovation Center is being provided through a legacy gift from Rose-Jane Sulman in honor of her husband David Lear Sulman.

David was an electrical engineer who studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years including doctoral course work after earning a master of science degree in electrical engineering in 1969. He spent his entire career at Teradyne Inc., a leading supplier of automation equipment used to test data storage, semiconductors, wireless products and complex electronic systems for consumer, industrial, and government applications. David was a patent holder who viewed his work as a creative endeavor in the design and development of processes and systems for testing semiconductors. In keeping with the spirit of David’s legacy, a core value of the Innovation Center is that learning by doing gives students a realistic context that learning by listening cannot replicate. Students will analyze, create, discover, explore, investigate, document, and present as integral parts of their learning across all of the academic disciplines in the David L. Sulman Innovation Center.