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On our journey to the Top 25, there are fundraising priorities that would ensure our rapid success. By choosing to support one of these priorities, you are supporting the University of Tennessee’s Vision. The College of Engineering cannot make it without your support. Find a priority and support Big Orange.
The new Engineering Building will replace Estabrook and Pasqua with an updated facility to house the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Engineering Fundamentals Division (engage™ and the honors program). This building will affect all engineering students, as all freshmen will use the facility during the Engineering Fundamentals portion of their first year at UT. Your gifts will support the creation of this innovation gateway for engineering education. Our goal is to have commitments by December 31, 2013 to meet the immediate increasing enrollment demands. The building is being designed to ignite and cultivate creative thought, hold classroom space dedicated to hands-on teaching, hold labs that encourage imagination and experimentation and supply cutting edge technology to students that parallels industry expectations.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek has challenged the college’s alumni and friends to raise faculty support. New gifts and new five-year pledges beginning at $100,000 to establish endowments supporting faculty salaries will receive the immediate endowment income from the Office of the Chancellor before the endowment is fully funded. Create an immediate impact by choosing to support faculty.
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Our signature program for freshmen engineers, engage™ is geared towards preparing students for their future engineering courses. A team of faculty and advisors teach courses that focus on discovery, innovation, excellence, and teamwork. Originated as a direct response to the demands of industry, engage™ is a successful program that has increased retention of engineering majors at UT since its implementation. This is teaching in a very personal way .Endowments support personnel resources because the program is very hands-on and intensive, offering small, interactive experiences. Your help grants future freshmen engineers the ability to receive an equally expansive and hands-on fundamentals experience.
[Link to engage™ here]
Endowments to enhance departments include opportunities for recognition by naming spaces in our engineering building. Especially the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and the Dougherty Engineering Building (see sidebar).
Student support includes graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships.
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