In the past year, our faculty and students have faced unprecedented challenges to accessing engaging learning opportunities. Navigating waves of uncertainty and unfamiliar challenges, they’ve tapped into creativity and resilience to keep discovering, building, connecting, and serving.
This February, help us empower our students to keep learning by doing. Take part in Giving Day to support the Virginia Tech Engineering student experience in an extraordinary time.
As we head into 2021, the College of Engineering’s goal for Giving Day is to reach 2,021 donors. And this year, we’re launching a challenge to amplify the impact of our donors.
Up for the challenge?
Here’s how it works: Tom (‘84) and Julie Taylor are contributing an initial gift of $20,000. Every donor to contribute to the college for Giving Day will unlock an additional $10 from the Taylors, up to $25,000. Make your gift and get us closer to 2,021 donors!
Gifts of any size make a big impact on experiential learning across the college:
$5 purchases 4-piece landing gear for a drone.
$12 provides the Thomas M. Murray Structures Laboratory with a pair of safety glasses for a civil and environmental engineering student.
$50 covers the cost of two 9-foot parachutes for rocketry teams like the Orbital Launch Vehicle Team or inVenTs Rocketry.
$100 covers the purchase of personal protective equipment required for a biological systems engineering student to perform protein separation in the lab, or sends a current mining student on a one-day field trip to a mine or quarry.
$250 funds virtual conference registration for an engineering student, creating opportunities to learn, present undergraduate research, network, and expand professional growth.
$500 provides 50 hours of research experience in a faculty laboratory, or enables the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity to hire three upperclass students to serve as peer mentors to teams of eight freshmen each.
$3000 provides industrial and systems engineering students with RIZE Rizium Polymer used for 3D printing in the Learning Factory, a new instructional facility where students will learn advanced manufacturing, industry 4.0, data analytics, and digital engineering.
Make your gift today! Come together with your fellow Hokies, past and present, to answer the call to support our Hokie Engineering students.
How to get involved:
How to designate a gift:
On the "Give" page, select the College of Engineering as the area of support. If you would like to designate a gift to a specific department, another dropdown menu will allow you to select a departmental fund. If you don't see your preferred gift designation, call (800) 533-1144 and make your gift over the phone.
After you give:
Once you've made your gift on Giving Day, we need your help to spread the spirit of giving to your networks. See the College of Engineering Ambassador Guide to learn more.