Endowed professorships allow the University to continue building a thriving intellectual community by helping attract and retain promising scholars early in their careers. By definition, a professor who holds a named professorship is a distinguished faculty member, celebrated for teaching, for research, and for the caliber of thinking that inspires both. Providing such support to faculty who are building a national reputation is one way to ensure the continued quality of the professorship in MechSE. Named professorships are paramount to MechSE in recruiting young researchers and teachers from around the world who show great promise and encouraging them to expand their careers in our department. The income from an endowed professorship may be used to augment the salary of the professor, as well as to support his or her scholarly and research needs.
Minimum Gift: $500,000