Satellites orbiting the sun. 3D-printed prosthetics. Innovations in cancer research. Our students are shaping the future through impactful projects like these. By making a gift of any size to MAE, you’ll be showing your support for the world-changing work our students will do both in—and beyond—the classroom.
Make More than a Gift. Make a Difference.
Our current students are tomorrow’s leaders. They are interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial. They are scientific communicators that will shape the way future generations think about engineering. These four funds were created to have direct and specific impacts. A gift to any one of them will support our entire department in encouraging students to create and lead in an immersive environment that has every ingredient for success.Support student design and competition groups Promote opportunities for women in engineering Support student leadership training and opportunities Promote classroom innovation and excellence Provide general support for the MAE Department Provide support for NEB renovation
William W. & Eloise D. Gay Student Design Fund
Experiential learning is essential to the success of engineering students. This endowment directly funds our Student Design Center, providing UF engineers with a competitive environment in which to pursue their passions while learning critical skills, such as teamwork, time management and problem solving.
Robert & Jill Peterson MAE Women’s Excellence Fund
Established by MAE’s first female professor, this fund is designed to support the success and inclusion of female engineering students. It sponsors scholarships and fellowships, the promotion of extracurricular activities such as the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), guest lectures with female thought leaders and more.
W.E. Rise Mentorship Program
W.E Rise (Women Engineers) is a group of UF engineering alumni and friends who give back financially and with their time through mentoring in support of our mission.
MAE Leadership Excellence Endowment
Our department emphasizes the importance of soft skills in engineering. This fund fosters student leadership among MAE students by sponsoring the annual MAE Student Leadership Awards for ME and AE undergraduate students, supporting graduate and undergraduate scholarships and promoting leadership development.
Instructional Excellence Fund
Use your gift to facilitate, recognize and reward excellence in undergraduate educational activities conducted by instruction-focused MAE faculty. This fund supports the purchase of classroom materials, instruction-focused faculty participation in engineering education conferences and the recognition of meritorious accomplishments in undergraduate engineering instruction.
MAE New Engineering Building Renovation Fund
Support building, office and lab renovations and ongoing maintenance associated with the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering’s move into the New Engineering Building.