2013 Gift Report

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Making a very meaningful difference
Alumni and friends of the college play a major role in its growth, offering financial support that allows it to take giant steps forward in teaching and research. Read this.
By the UW Foundation engineering directors of development

In Depth
Take action to advance the reputation and potential of the College of Engineering. Read this.
By Cynthia Bachmann (BSECE ’83), chair, college Industrial Advisory Board

5 questions with Dick Schoofs
The innovation competition sponsor talks about the value of extracurricular opportunities that allow students to exercise their creativity. Read this.

Reflections on innovation
Past participants share competition highlights and how those experiences benefited their careers. Read this.

A big future for structural engineering
A lead gift from alum Jun Lee will enable faculty, staff and students to carry out critical experiments in a new facility. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Reinforcing design, honoring dedication
With $100,000, anonymous donors created a fund to help the college produce more well-rounded graduates. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

In celebration of decades of dedication
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is honoring Professor Emeritus Bob Bird for his 90th birthday. Read this.
By Renee Meiller

Lessons from an unlikely career
In recognition of the value of a mechanical engineering degree, alum Bob Forbess is leaving a portion of his estate to the ME department. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Natural resources
Private support helps faculty become self-sustaining. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Investment aimed at growing GLE
Alum Ryan Bennett has made a $50,000 gift to recruit new geological engineering faculty. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Fellowship helps undergrads turn pro
Beyond-the-classroom research experience helps students hone their communication and critical-thinking skills. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Astronaut scholarship honors undergrad’s bold adventures in research
Established by the astronauts from the NASA Mercury Program, the scholarship is awarded to excellent students in engineering, science and math. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Alumnus built a legacy of generosity
Andrew Johnson’s gifts include need-based scholarships for engineering students. Read this.
By Scott Gordon

Peter Tong: Building ideas
The alumnus is passionate about helping students develop their ideas. Read this.