Invest in the Success of Students, Faculty and Programs
Now more than ever, support from alumni, friends and corporate partners is critical for ensuring continued excellence in the UA Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Generous contributions not only support student scholarships, but also they fund important programs and help the department attract and retain prominent faculty.
To make a donation to the AME department, visit the UA Foundation’s giving page, or see the College of Engineering’s giving options.
Giving to the Industry and Community
Gary W. Harper, who graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering 1971, established a scholarship to support students with a passion for innovation.The education I received provided me that foundation to have a really wonderful career... The campus environment, the things that you can do on this campus, give you opportunities to develop yourselves, your leadership skills, and frankly have a good time.
Da Vinci Scholarships Eases Student Burden
Mechanical engineering student Roslyn Norman was one of 11 da Vinci scholars in 2018. Thanks to unrestricted funds from a circle of 300 supporters, the award is given annually to exceptional students in the College of Engineering.When I first started college after my military service, I was stressed about my financial situation almost 24/7. Scholarships like the da Vinci have helped ease financial burdens so I can maintain focus on classwork and other pursuits.
Making Use of a Match
Eric Carmichael earned his UA mechanical engineering degree in 1990 and is now the Americas fuels marketing manager at ExxonMobil. In 2018, he made a gift to the college’s da Vinci Circle, which was matched three to one by ExxonMobil.I’d encourage anyone who works for a company with a matching program to consider that no amount is too small to get started. You can’t imagine how, over time, you’re able to grow in what you can contribute as your career progresses.