Funds by Category: School of Engineering

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3D Printing Fund

Support the collaborative COVID 19 response effort between the UNM Department of Orthopaedics and the UNM Department of Engineering. Your gift will help purchase materials needed for a mass 3D printing production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for UNM Hospitals and other critical care facilities around the state of New Mexico in short supply. Engineering... Read more »

AAUW-Santa Fe Branch UNM Scholarship

Since 1995, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Santa Fe Branch/UNM Scholarship has awarded $2,000 annually to a woman who is a full-time graduate student at UNM and resident of Santa Fe County. Past winners include women in Medicine, Fine Arts, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. Preference is given to returning women. You... Read more »

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter

The UNM Student Branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host the 2018 Region IV Student Conference. Students from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas present research papers and team design reports, competing to present their work at the 2019 AIAA International Conference. We hope to make this unforgettable for all... Read more »

Biomolecular Engineering

Supporting work in biomolecular engineering, protein interfacial dynamics, protein misfolding and aggregation in human diseases.  

Busch, Cooper, Roderick Fund for Teaching Enhancement

This fund will create teaching assistantships for graduate students interested in a career teaching nuclear engineering. The fund would also support professional development opportunities for faculty that are designed to enhance teaching.

CARC General Support Fund

Your gift will enable UNM students, faculty, and staff to conduct cutting-edge computational research to create new scientific insights. Your support can fund student fellowships in our Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) certificate program, improve instructional facilities to enhance student computational research knowledge and skills, and enhance staff and computing systems that serve the computational... Read more »

Chemical Biological Engineering Chair’s Fund

Through your generosity to the Department of Chemical and Biologial Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

Civil Engineering Labs Fund

Your gift will help construct the nation’s first academic, 3D concrete printing lab and to expand our existing computer lab to better facilitate high-tech learning. It will put Albuquerque on the map as a leader in 3D concrete printing and will help us ensure that engineering students at UNM are ready to compete in the... Read more »

Civil Engineering Scholarships

Your gift will help provide scholarship support for any student enrolled in the department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Computer Science Founders Fund

This fund honors Sto Bell, Ed Gilbert, and Don Morrison, the Founders of the UNM Computer Science Department.  This fund is established to award a full time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of undergraduate students in Computer Science.  Voted on by graduating seniors, the recipient will receive the award for three consecutive... Read more »

David Robert Pieyns Endowed Graduate Award in Optical Science

The David Robert Pieyns Endowed Graduate Award in Optical Science was established in memory of David R. Pieyns a UNM alumnus who worked for many years in the field of Optical Engineering. The goal of this fund is to provide fellowships in the Physics and Astronomy department for the study of Optics.

Dean Uhl Memorial Fund

This fund, established by Dean E. Uhl, awards two different scholarships benefiting the students of the UNM Chemistry Department, Merit Scholarships for junior or senior chemical engineers or chemistry majors, and Presidential Scholarships, restricted to chemical engineering or chemistry major candidates.

Electrical & Computer Engineering-EECE

Through your generosity to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

Engineering & Computer Science Career Development Program Fund for Undergraduates

Your gift, combined with help from other alumni and supporters will help sustain the University of New Mexico’s School of Engineering’s Internship and Career Development Program for undergraduates majoring in Engineering or Computer Science. Our program seeks to provide paid 8 week summer internships for our undergraduates.

Engineering Scholarships Fund

Your gift will help provide a scholarship to a School of Engineering student. Thank you for contributing to the success of our students and making their dreams possible!

FSAE Electric Car

Your gift will allow the Lobo MotorSports team to design, build and race an electric car.

Future Technology Fund

Your gift will help advance the projects and work in the Center for Biomedical Engineering.

General Samuel C. Phillips Scholarship

Created by The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico this scholarship provides support in the form of tuition, books and/or fees for an undergraduate student in his or her junior and/or senior year at the UNM School of Engineering.ACTOR

George Rutherford Endowment

The George A. Rutherford scholarship provides financial support to a sophomore student who is majoring in Civil Engineering with the intention of pursing a career in the construction industry.

Larry Larrañaga Memorial Scholarship

Larry Larrañaga was a native New Mexican, an engineer, a veteran, a public servant, and a Lobo through and through. He is remembered for his optimism and diligence, especially when it came to his alma mater. His imprint on the UNM campus and the School of Engineering will be felt for decades to come.

Lobo Motorsports Formula SAE Program

This three semester course allows aspiring engineers to design, manufacture, test and compete a formula style race car. The program is now ranked #5 in the U.S., out of 133 programs! Through FSAE, students grow to understand what to expect in real world engineering.

Marshall E. Farris Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Your gift will help provide a scholarship gift to a fulltime undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Engineering. Academic ability, character and motivation shall be the primary considerations in the awarding of the scholarship.

Mechanical Engineering Permanent Scholarship Fund

The Mechanical Engineering department is launching a three-year drive to fundraise $300,000 in donations to create a new permanent endowment in perpetuity for mechanical engineering students (to be named “The ME Permanent Scholarship Fund”). If we work collectively as a team (something the ME department teaches as part of its curricular studies), we can reach... Read more »

Minority Biomedical Sciences Program Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships and loans to students in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program. The IMSD Program offers research training and professional development to prepare students for graduate school. IMSD prepares undergraduates for graduate work in biomedical research, drawing on students majoring in STEM-related fields including biology, chemistry, biomedical and chemical engineering,... Read more »

Neil Carter Scholarship

This fund in memory of Neil will support Native American students at the University of New Mexico who are pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. These majors include Engineering (Chemical, Nuclear, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Construction), Computer Science, Biology, Bioengineering, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and... Read more »

Nuclear Engineering Chair’s Fund

Through your generosity to the Department of Nuclear Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

Peter and Madeleine Dorato Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by family and friends in memory and honor of Madeleine and Peter Dorato. Professor Peter Dorato joined UNM’s Electrical and Computer Science Department as its chair, a position he held through 1984. Peter’s commitment to the learning of his students never waned, and even after his retirement, he was involved in... Read more »

PNM Women in Engineering Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, established by the women engineers at PNM, will benefit women engineering students in their final year of undergraduate study at The University of New Mexico. Your gift will provide these students with much−needed support to complete their degrees.

Pre-College Science & Math Program

The Pre-College Science & Math Program (PSMP) is a community-wide program which services students in grades K-12 in the Albuquerque and surrounding area. The program prepares students to attain a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PSMP provides hands-on activities, peer teaching and coaching, educational field trips and academic support.

Raymond Plotkin Fund

This scholarship was created by the parents, extended family, friends and fellow peers of Raymond Evan Plotkin to honor his life, his very positive relationship with the University of New Mexico and his potential interest in pursuing a career related to Nuclear Engineering.

Social Media Workgroup

The Social Media Workgroup (SMW) is an interdisciplinary art, science and engineering educational research laboratory based at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) that has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on experience with designing and creating STEAM (Science Technology Engineering and Math + the Arts) projects using mobile media,... Read more »

STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education Fund

The STEM-H Center advances science, technology, engineering, mathematics & health sciences teaching/learning through K-12 STEM-H focused outreach, research, and education programs. Major programs/services: •  Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge, Central NM Science Olympiad, SW Junior Science & Humanities Symposium academic competitions •  Cultivation of strategic STEM-H education partnerships & collaborations within/ outside UNM... Read more »

Student Design Projects in Engineering

Each year, School of Engineering seniors are required to complete a capstone project to demonstrate their full breadth of knowledge of engineering. These projects range from posters to high-tech displays and demos. They are featured annually at the Engineering Expo in the spring, where students interact with industry members, showing off their projects. Your support... Read more »

The Civil Engineering Department Excellence Fund

Through your generosity to the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

Thomas Keller Endowed Scholarship

Thomas Keller was a talented and charismatic young artist who, sadly, died at age 38. Driven and inquisitive, Thomas helped bring about the UNM ARTS Lab which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to art and technology. In his memory, the Thomas Keller Endowed Scholarship is an annual award for a Computer Science student with a... Read more »

Tom Cummings Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Tom Cummings, this scholarship has been created for a UNM student who has financial need and who is socially and economically challenged.

UNM Lobo Launch

Lobo Launch is UNM’s senior design program that allows students to design, build, and launch an amateur rocket. The first student-built rocket launched in May 2017. Students in the project are enrolled in a 400-level, two-semester mechanical engineering course called Rocket Engineering, where they learn about rockets, structures, and propulsion systems. The program gives students... Read more »

UNM Solar Splash

UNM Solar Splash is a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate capstone project where we are designing and building a solar powerboat for the World Championship of intercollegiate Solar/Electric boating in Dayton, Ohio. This is an annual competition and UNM’s third year participating. It is our hope that we will start a dynasty and become part of the... Read more »

Vex Robotics Competition Fund

In the University of New Mexico’s VEX Robotics event, organized by the School of Engineering, K-12 students team up to design, build and program robots. The robots have to perform tasks, such as building tall “skyrise” posts. Teams work together in alliances, which change throughout the game. Winners of the state championship held at New... Read more »

Visionaries of Infinite Potential Endowed Scholarship

The Visionaries of Infinite Potential (VIP) scholarship endowment was created by a small group of young, dedicated alumni who shared a common goal to help others define and accomplish their dreams. The VIP alumni have set an ambitious goal to raise this endowment to $100,000 by the year 2023. Your gift will help grow this... Read more »

Vizzia Internet of Things Lab

Created by Vizzia Technologies this fund will be used to pay the salary and benefits of a lab manager to be hired by the UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. A portion of the funds may be used at the lab manager’s discretion, in coordination with the ECE Department Chair, to support equipment, materials and... Read more »

WHY Lab Fund

The WHY lab (What do engineers do? How the heck do you do that? WhY am I taking this course?) is an ECE Department undergraduate laboratory envisioned as an experiential learning approach to introduce students to discover an area in ECE that best interests them. The WHY lab has many other purposes. For instance, to... Read more »

Wilson and Company Civil Engineering Scholarship

Established by Wilson & Company, this scholarship provides financial support for a deserving student enrolled in the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at UNM. UNM is proud to award this scholarship. Thank you to all the Wilson & Co. employees for changing lives.



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