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Endowed Faculty Scholars

The quality of our faculty defines the School of Engineering.

Over the past 50 years, our faculty have pioneered world‐changing advances in information technology, biotechnology, environmental technologies and a host of other fields.

Today, the future is embodied in the work of faculty who are now at the assistant and associate professor levels — currently 42 percent of the total faculty. Endowed faculty scholar funds honor these early‐career faculty, whose commitment to innovation is vital to fulfilling our mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. These talented and creative individuals see astonishing possibilities, and they have the intellectual rigor and enthusiasm to make them real.

In a fast‐moving discipline like engineering, the best way for the school to ensure high‐quality scholarship in new areas is to have the resources to hire, develop and retain young faculty members. Donors who endow faculty scholar funds make this possible.

An endowed faculty scholar fund can be established with a gift of $2 million.

When donors make these gifts, I don’t know if they anticipate the impact they will have on people’s lives. I don’t think I could have kicked off my group’s work without these funds.
Jelena Vuckovic, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Student at work in a lab.

Help us achieve our vision by supporting our core funding initiatives.

Funding Initiatives


Matthew Bahls
Director of Major Gifts

Frank Scioscia
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Development Staff