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Giving Back

"Engineering funding can make an incredible impact on students. I was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Summer Term Alumni Research Scholars, or STARS, program, which provides housing for those involved in research during the summer. Because of STARS, I was able to stay in Boston and work in Professor Klapperich’s lab, where I assisted in the development of a microfluidic chip that will one day help improve quality of life through point-of-care diagnostics.” – Courtney Ellenson, ENG’15 – Biomedical Engineering

Engineers supporting other engineers—it’s what you experienced as a BU student, and it’s a dynamic you can remain a part of long after graduation. When you make a gift to the College, you become our partner in educating the next generation of engineers and creating a thriving engineering community, here at BU and around the world.

There are two ways to have an impact on the College of Engineering:

College of Engineering Annual Fund

The Engineering Annual Fund (EAF) allows Dean Ken Lutchen to fund a variety of student-centered programs that truly make a difference in the education and experience of our students. These programs help us produce more well-rounded "societal" engineers with a broad perspective, able to think in all dimensions of science, education, and society.

Programs supported by the EAF include:

  • Stipends and scholarships, including research fellowships and book awards
  • Student club support for extracurricular engineering opportunities
  • Innovative Student Programs such as the BU Energy Forum and Engineers without Borders
  • Distinguished Faculty Fellow Awards given to faculty who are on a clear trajectory toward exemplary leadership careers and making significant contributions to their field.
  • Click here for a complete description of all the ways your support helps ENG students!

Societal Engineering Fund

This new fund, already seeded with significant alumni gifts, is specifically designed to amplify the breadth and experience of Societal Engineers. Among other things, this fund will support new activities and guest entrepreneurs in our new Technology Innovation Concentration; students participating in our Technology Innovation Scholars program to inspire K-12 students to pursue engineering educations; design and innovation competitions in the Singh Imagineering Laboratory; our new Senior Design Project Prizes for Societal Impact; and the new Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), to open later this year. Please click here to see details and a video on how this is revolutionizing engineering education.

Thank You For Your Generous Support

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