Our Priority Areas
Regardless of how―or how much―you choose to give, your support of the high-priority initiatives below is critical to keeping the College of Engineering on the forefront.
Scholarship and Fellowship Support
Scholarships offer our talented students the opportunity receive a high-quality education at UM, while providing them with the encouragement and resources needed to reach their goals.
Opportunities to support both undergraduate and graduate students:
- Travel assistance for students studying abroad, or for traveling to competitions and conferences
- Tuition assistance from partial financial support to full tuition, including fees, room and board, and more
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Student awards
Faculty and Research Support
At the heart of every great research university are stellar faculty. Our faculty are central to the success of the College and our students. They provide insights, create knowledge, and translate that knowledge into community and global solutions. In order to infuse the College with new talents and empower existing talented professors, we need support to seed, foster, and sustain our high-priority research initiatives. Opportunities to support faculty and research include endowed and non-endowed support. Endowed gifts provide for long-term support while non-endowed funds are spent on immediate needs.
The College requests support in the following areas:
- Department Chairs
- Visiting Professorships
- Research and teaching support
- Interdisciplinary research
Programs and Departmental Support
Each department within the College of Engineering has a set of fundraising goals which address challenges or needs within their area, including:
- Distinguished Lecture Series
- Featured Speakers
Leading the next technological revolution in our connected world requires smart classrooms, cutting-edge laboratories, and space for collaboration. Investment in the physical infrastructure of the College supports interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation.