Carnegie Mellon University

From poster sessions to professional speakers to department-wide meet-ups over breakfast and lunch, the CEE Department is known for sponsoring activities and events that not only develop valuable engineering knowledge and skills but also foster community and connection. Soon, individuals will be able to give directly to such events and activities through CEE’s new Student Activities Fund, launching in Fall 2020.

CEE alumni, faculty, staff, and friends interested in a student-activity-focused gift to the department will be able to give to the Student Activities Fund with a clear understanding of how their gift will be used in service of the department’s students and events.

“On our website, you will see ideas of what you can support and you’ll have the ability to designate precisely what you would like your gift to go towards, for example, a particular activity or project course,” explains Heather Cain, CEE Alumni Relations and Events Manager. “We’re excited because this is a completely new type of fund for CEE. It’s an opportunity to give back to things that you participated in while you were at CMU and to make a really direct and immediate impact on students.”

“Several members of our CEE Alumni Advisory Council expressed their interest and that of other alums in helping to support specific student activities in the department,” said CEE Head Dave Dzombak. “Such alumni support means a great deal to our students and to the department. We are pleased to establish the Student Activities Fund to provide more options for our alums to help support the department in ways that are most meaningful for them.”

Those interested in giving to the Student Activities Fund will be able to designate any size gift to support activites dedicated to supporting CEE student travel to professional events, CEE laboratory improvements, CEE teaching professors, and more.