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Students in the College of Engineering are held to the highest standards of academic excellence. We teach our students engineering fundamentals instilled with a model of professional and ethical behavior. Our well-rounded programs provide facilities, materials and professional support that inspire creativity and collaboration so that students meet the complex technical challenges of society. This blend of education ensures that students rise to their full potential as distinguished scholars.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES

Build the Zachry Engineering Education Complex ($20 million)

The new 525,000-square-foot Zachry Engineering Education Complex will soon be the largest academic building on campus. The modern, technology-integrated facility will revolutionize undergraduate engineering education. Many naming opportunities starting at $50,000 or more still exist.

Support physician engineers through an Engineering Medicine School (EnMed) at Houston Methodist Hospital ($50 million)

EnMed will combine translational research and commercialization opportunities with an innovative medical education model. Your endowed support of $100,000 or more will help the school prepare professionals with the necessary clinical skills to treat patients along with the engineering mindset to rapidly problem solve and innovate.

Enrich the Professor of Practice Program ($50 million)

A $1 million gift endows a professor of practice and brings industry leaders to the classroom who can share their professional, real-world experiences with students.

Retain and recruit world-class faculty ($50 million)

Endowed chairs ($1.5 million), professorships ($1 million) and career development professorships ($500,000) are needed to reward exemplary career achievements and retain highly-qualified faculty.

Support the K-12 Engineering Education Outreach Program ($5 million)

Created to inspire and attract bright young minds to engineering, support is needed for summer camps for middle school and high school students, as well as outreach to science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) educators throughout the state of Texas. Many funding opportunities start at $25,000.

Support engineering access and inclusion ($5 million)

The college seeks to increase the diversity of engineering students by recruiting, retaining and developing successful students from underrepresented populations. Student diversity is an important aspect of the college’s 25 by 25 initiative to increase enrollment to 25,000 students by 2025. Gifts starting at $25,000 are needed to enhance the program.

Enhance scholarships for first-generation students ($10 million)

FGEn, a First-Generation Engineering Student Mentoring Program, is part of the college’s effort to enhance undergraduate education opportunities. Participating students are paired with a faculty or staff member who helps them leverage university resources to succeed professionally and personally. Support the program with a $100,000 endowed gift.

Invest in global scholarships and increase international experiences ($4 million)

The college aims to have 2,000 engineering students engage in an international experience each year by 2018. Endow a global study scholarship with a $50,000 gift.

Support graduate fellowships for domestic students ($50 million)

$500,000 endowed fellowships for graduate students support advanced research and allow us to attract and retain some of the nation’s top students.

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To support the College of Engineering and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Andrew Acker.

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Andrew Acker

Assistant Vice President for Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 458-4493
aacker@txamfoundation.com

Andy is assistant vice president for development in the College of Engineering. He assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the college where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. He joined the Foundation in August 2008.