Invest in the Success of Students, Faculty and Programs
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 Carmichaelearned 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.
Contribution of Tools Revitalizes Machine Shop
A donation of $200,000 worth of unused surplus machining tools from Sturm, Ruger & Co. revitalized AME’s machine shop. Shop manager and mechanical engineering alumnus Joe Hartleysaid the tooling – which includes carbide coolant-through drill bits and specially coated end mills and reamers – is an invaluable student resource.This donation has increased the dollar value of our tooling tenfold and will extend our tooling capacity for several years. We are grateful for this most practical contribution to student learning.