There are many ways you can make a meaningful investment in Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley, and advance our mission of creating knowledge, educating leaders and serving society. However you choose to support the department, your gift — of any size — will make a significant impact. You can opt for a giving method that perfectly suits your interest and level of giving:
> BIG GIVE – MARCH 11, 2021
On March 11, 2021, we invite ME alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends like you to rally together in a special Big Give to support our great department, building awareness and sharing excitement while ensuring the continued excellence and influence of Berkeley.
> Etcheverry Hall Renovation Fund
To continue the promise, possibilities, and excellence of the world-renowned Mechanical Engineering Department, a strategic renewal plan has been designed to maintain Etcheverry Hall’s vitality in the 21st century. The plan will modernize classrooms and integrate up-to-date teaching technologies. Laboratories will be enhanced to promote interdisciplinary exchange that will speed the development of new solutions.
> Mechanical Engineering Fund
This fund provides vital support for the department’s world-class instructional and research programs, and for other high-priority strategic initiatives as determined by the chair of the department.
> The Sedman-Packard Scholarship
The Sedman-Packard Scholarship was founded to support students transferring from junior college to UC Berkeley.
> Iain Finnie Fellowship Fund
The Ian Finnie Fellowship Fund is an endowment, the payout of which supports high-achieving graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Preference is given to those studying material behavior and the application of material behavior to design.
> John V. Wehausen Memorial Endowment
The John V. Wehausen Memorial Endowment provides support for graduate students pursuing the study of fluid mechanics in the broad areas of surface or submerged marine vehicles, ocean-engineering systems and ocean energy alternatives. Focal subjects can be surface waves, hydromechanics, and theoretical/experimental methods for rational analysis of fluid mechanics. A strong preference is given to those majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
> The David A. Dornfeld Graduate Fellowship
An endowment, the payout of which will be used to provide support for high-achieving graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
> The Professor Lawrence M. Grossman Memorial Scholarship
This fund is a current use fund, pending endowment, to provide support for undergraduate scholarships at the University of California, Berkeley, with a preference for students enrolled in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Thank you for your consideration, and we appreciate your support!
Policy on Research, Unrestricted & Endowment Gifts:
The Department will apply a 5% fee to cover administrative expenses for gifts that support individual faculty members or specific ME graduate programs.