Development Team

College of Engineering alumni and friends are models of philanthropy, volunteering, and ambassadorship. You have supported undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and state-of-the-art educational research programs. You empower a faculty devoted to breaking new ground, and offer your services as advisors and leaders as we bridge the College with the broader community. Your support has helped COE become the institution it is today, and we are thankful for all of your efforts, commitment, and generosity.

Giving Opportunities


For many graduate students, economic considerations are the deciding factor in their choice to pursue
studies at COE. Philanthropic support of fellowships will provide these scholars with direct aid, and by
lessening or removing financial obstacles, help deliver the freedom to focus on valuable research and investigative experiences.


Donor-endowed professorships boost COE’s ability to attract and retain extraordinary researchers, teachers, and mentors who are confronting society’s most pressing challenges. These endowed funds recognize outstanding professors at all stages of their careers—and their presence, in turn, draws talented students to the college.

Donate to a Fund of Your Choice

There are many ways to give back to support the College of Engineering. Visit the Giving website to contribute to a fund or discuss opportunities for personalized giving with our Development Team.


A message of gratitude from students and faculty.

Laurie Bowater
Senior Associate Director of Gift Planning,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Kyle Garvey
Kyle Garvey
Associate Director of Major Gifts,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Kit McCarthy
Director of Major Gifts,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Julie Vanier
Julie Vanier
Director of Major Gifts,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Recent News of Donors and Alumni

Johnson Selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Local Boston

Bioengineering alumna Samantha Johnson, E’21, ME’21, who is the Founder of Tatum Robotics, was selected for Forbes inaugural 30 Under 30 Local Boston class.

MIE Alum Receives EuroSim Best Master’s Thesis Award

Industrial engineering alum Sahil Belsare, MS’21, Sahil Belsare, received the Best Master’s Thesis Award at the EuroSim Conference in Amsterdam for his innovative thesis on adaptive job shop scheduling using deep reinforcement learning.

How AI is Making Weather Forecasts More Accurate

Interdisciplinary engineering alumni Kate Duffy, PhD’21, and Thomas Vandal, PhD’18, both worked as NASA scientists before creating the new start-up, Zeus AI, which uses AI and machine learning to analyze data from satellites to improve weather forecasting.