College of Engineering Giving Priorities
All gifts to the College, its departments and programs, make a difference in the ability of students and faculty to fulfill their own dreams and make a positive impact on the world. Gifts can support scholarships, fellowships, professorships, academic programs, faculty research and other initiatives that are not typically supported through state appropriations. It is private philanthropy that empowers the College to achieve excellence in its research, teaching and public engagement mission. When you make a gift to the College, you become our partner in educating the next generation of engineers and creating a thriving engineering community, here at UMass Dartmouth and around the world.
Scholarships provide donors with perhaps the greatest opportunity to make an impact on the greatest number of lives. These funds are crucial to our ability to attract and retain the best students from Massachusetts and beyond to the College of Engineering, where their education will prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Endowed professorships are the most important vehicle for recruiting and retaining talented research faculty. Funds may be used for salary enhancement, research activities and to support graduate assistants working with the faculty member, all as part of the professorship.
Graduate students are primary agents of innovation within research-intensive colleges of engineering like ours. Private support is essential to winning the intense competition for top graduate students. Graduate students, working together with faculty and industry, help to foster the cutting edge innovation that is the hallmark of engineering education in America.
Through its many academic programs, the College provides students with a wealth of opportunities to broaden their experiences. Charitable support can provide a margin of excellence for the College’s programs that enhances teaching and research, fosters collaboration and team-building, and exposes students and faculty to new thinking. Donors can even create new programs to take advantage of new knowledge and technologies.
Facilities & Equipment
Renovating facilities and providing state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment are essential to helping the College of Engineering stay ahead of the curve. Funds are needed to help meet the costs of updating laboratories, lecture halls, and other research facilities that will enhance the teaching and learning environment. Current focus is on the creation of a Bioengineering Department with enhanced equipment and learning labs and the establishment of a Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization.
For further information on any of the opportunities, please contact:
Lara H. Stone
Senior Philanthropic Officer