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.

Mike Booras
Assistant Dean,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Laurie Bowater
Senior Associate Director,  Gift Planning

Sarah Batista-Pereira
Senior Development Associate,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Kit McCarthy
Director of Major Gifts,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Jimmy Nguyen
Development Officer,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Eva Rosenn
Director of Major Gifts,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Elizabeth Sanicola
Development Associate,  Development and Alumni Affairs

Recent News of Donors and Alumni

Boting Li

Bioengineering Graduate Alumna is Lead Co-Author of Research Paper Published on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A Journal

As a teenager in Shanghai, China, Boting Li, ME’19, bioengineering, wanted to be a doctor and when she learned that biomedical research was fundamental within the medical field, she decided to pursue biomedical engineering with a concentration in medical device design for her undergraduate degree. As her interest in biomaterials and the biomedical area grew, […]

Miriam Leeser

Leeser Research Receives Best Paper Award at the HEART 2021

ECE alum Jieming Xu, PhD’20, and Professor Miriam Leeser received the best paper award at the International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART 2021) for their paper Accelerating Matrix Processing for MIMO Systems.

cover of Logistics publication

MIE Alum Mohsen Tehrani and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s Paper Featured on the Cover of Logistics

MIE alum Mohsen Tehrani, PhD’21, and Professor Surendra M. Gupta’s paper titled “Designing a Sustainable Green Closed-Loop Supply Chain under Uncertainty and Various Capacity Levels” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 issue of Logistics.