Be a Victor for Michigan ECE!
ECE is committed to ensuring our legacy of excellence. Our priority continues to be supporting our world-class students and faculty.
Your gift enhances the education of our students in every way, helping to prepare them to make a positive difference in the world.
By contributing to one of our professorship funds, you will help attract the top researchers and educators from all over the world to U-M. They will find a home here, empowering students with game-changing ideas and inventions will change the world for the better.
“There has been a lot of questioning whether we can afford as a people to continue to fund innovation. The only thing I am absolutely certain about in my life is that if we don’t, we will afford nothing.”
-Stephen Forrest, William Gould Dow Professor of Electrical Engineering
Our students and faculty are the best in the world and in high demand. We need to keep attracting them to Michigan so that we can remain at the forefront of the technology that is changing our world.
That’s where you come in.
Our funds are geared toward your passions. Your help today will make a difference in the world tomorrow, and help us maintain the high standard of excellence that exemplifies ECE@Michigan.
Who you help
Our students are traveling to distant countries to help establish sustainable forms of electricity for entire communities; they are winning competitions; and they are working with faculty to blaze new areas of technology while they start companies. Each year, we graduate these accomplished and prepared individuals into the global workforce.
“My mom is a widow, and while she contributes to my educational expenses greatly, her sole income alone would be unable to cover the astronomical out-of-state tuition. I would’ve had to either take out massive loans or forgo attending the university altogether, the latter being more likely. It’s tough working so hard in high school to maintain high grades and test scores, only to then find out that you can’t afford to attend your top choice school. Luckily Michigan helped us out in an incredible way, and we’ll be forever thankful.” -Brandon Wilson, EE undergraduate student and recipient of the Romilos H. Sarri Scholarship Recipient
“Fellowships are key. I am very blessed to be supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship along with a Rackham Merit Fellowship. I don’t have to worry about where my money is coming from. I know I will get paid every month, so I can focus on what really matters. Fellowships provide the freedom to look at research that may not be well funded at the time, and not have to worry about how you will survive.” – Elizabeth Cloos Dreyer, EE graduate student
Why it matters
We regularly generate more intellectual property than any other single department in the University. Last year’s $50M of externally-funded research expenditures translated into theoretical and practical breakthroughs. Our high standards and influential accomplishments distinguish our program from many others.
ECE impacts health, energy, communication, electronics, security, transportation, consumer products, and much more. Our research leads to safer medical testing and improved diagnoses, greater energy efficiency, clearer communication, smarter electronics, more intelligent transportation, new sensors, and so much more.
On behalf of our students and faculty, thank you – and Go Blue!