Wagner Schwing Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Engineering
Christa Schwing Broderick established the Wagner Schwing Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Engineering in 1996 to honor her mother, Grete Wagner Schwing, and her uncle, Gerhard Wagner, who was an engineer and an American business leader. The scholarship supports a junior or senior student studying architectural, civil, or mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
In 1936, after having successfully completed his dissertation for his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Technische Hochschule Fridericiana in Karlsruhe, he asked his sister, Grete Wagner, to join him in the United States and work as his secretary.
Throughout her life, Christa’s uncle championed education and was instrumental in sending her to good schools and to college. Gerd was very proud to be a doctor of engineering and used his knowledge of engineering throughout his life.