What makes a Hokie engineer? A passion for creativity, innovation, discovery, and service. Through formative research experiences in labs, collaboration on student design teams, and a curriculum that prioritizes hands-on opportunities, Virginia Tech engineering students cultivate the necessary skills for life-long problem solving and leadership.
This February, help us empower our students to keep learning by doing. Take part in Giving Day to support a distinctive Virginia Tech Engineering student experience.
Join your fellow Hokies, past and present, in helping us reach our goal during this year’s campaign. In honor of Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial year and founding in 1872, we’re asking for 1,872 donors to answer the call for student support.
Ready to make a difference?
Adam ‘95 (civil and environmental engineering) and Laila Rossi '95 (science) are sponsoring a challenge to build excitement and amplify the impact of our donors.
This year’s college leaderboard standings are based on each college area's percentage increase over 2021’s Giving Day donor count. Areas with the largest increase in donors relative to last year's totals will be rewarded with bonus challenge funds, with $5,000 going to the top area, and $3,000 and $2,000 going to second and third place, respectively. That’s an extra $10,000 up for grabs.
No matter the size of your gift or your department or area, each area can snag additional funds by beating your best numbers!
Gifts of any size make a big impact on experiential learning across the college:
- $5 purchases 4-piece landing gear for a drone.
- $10 provides the biomedical engineering and mechanics’ cell engineering lab with two pairs of safety goggles for use in culturing cells.
- $30 provides a student with a safety helmet and vest for construction and land development site visits.
- $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 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.
- $5,000 fully funds one student’s scholarship for engineering education’s Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, an award-winning program that promotes extended international experiences and allows students to make initial contact with a company or university in another country to further their internship opportunities and career prospects.
Make your gift today and join your fellow Hokies in answering the call to support our Virginia Tech Engineering students.
How to get involved:
- Make a gift to one or more areas of the university that matter to you.
- Sign up to be an Ambassador and encourage at least two of your friends to give.
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 or area, another dropdown menu will allow you to select a specific 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 Virginia Tech Ambassador Guide to learn more, and text “VTAmbassador” to 51555 to receive the guide directly on your mobile device.