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Alec D. Gallimore, Ph.D.

Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering,
Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering
and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Michigan Engineering

At Michigan Engineering, we collaborate to serve—serving both our engineering community and the common good. We are inclusive leaders who strive to discover interdisciplinary solutions for a better world, like clean water, advancements in prosthetics technology and reduction in CO2 emissions. In my role as dean, I see the same commitment regularly demonstrated by our extended community of alumni, parents and friends. Your support has been key to expanding our position as a leader in engineering research and education. Thank you for all you do.

With our commitment to interdisciplinary engineering, we know that our programs and physical space must evolve. This fall, we welcomed the first incoming students to the new Department of Robotics. We are the first top-10 engineering institution to begin a robotics undergraduate degree-granting program, which positions us as global leaders in robotics education and research. Our inclusive-by-design undergraduate program focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and the human-to-machine interface. We bring water, wheeled, legged, flying, space and medical roboticists together in one inclusive environment. With more than 30 course offerings, the curriculum exposes students to technologies that were inaccessible for most undergraduates a decade ago.

Our new Department of Robotics is just one of many changes on North Campus. In the last 10 years, the number of students enrolled in Michigan Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering division (CSE) and the School of Information (UMSI) has quadrupled. In May, we began construction on the new 163,000-square-foot Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building, which will be the new home for UMSI and an expansion space for CSE. This state-of-the-art facility will provide much-needed space for two of the most in-demand and fastest-growing programs at the University. Co-location will allow us to leverage the strengths and enrich collaboration between the two disciplines as we address the complex challenges in modern medicine, transportation and smart infrastructure.

Earlier this year, the State of Michigan provided funding to the University and College to establish a new Electric Vehicle Center. This investment is critical to solidifying the leadership position of our state — and our nation — in the electric vehicle industry. The U-M Battery Lab, Mcity, U-M Transportation Research Institute and Chemical Engineering department – all Michigan Engineering entities – along with many other parts of the College, will play instrumental roles in shaping the future of the EV industry through research and workforce development as a part of the Center’s efforts.

A key strength of the College is our collaborative spirit. With your support, we can leverage the interdisciplinary strengths of this world-class university to become a global leader in engineering education and research. Please consider investing in one of four strategic funds:

  • The Michigan Engineering Fund allows our student organizations, like UM::Autonomy, to design, build and compete, and provides funding for initiatives such as MPowered Makeathon, a 36-hour prototyping and design competition.
  • The Michigan Engineering Fund – Scholarships provides over $450,000 in annual need- and merit-based scholarships to qualified students.
  • The Engineering Student Critical Needs Fund enables the College to support our students’ most urgent needs, including technology, health and wellness, transportation and more.
  • The Engineering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund provides programming and opportunities for members of the engineering community to learn about and become engaged around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Whether you give every month or once per year, your support ensures that Michigan Engineering defines the future of engineering.

Thank you and Go Blue!

Alec D. Gallimore Signature

 

 

Alec D. Gallimore, Ph.D.
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering
Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

P.S. Opportunities to support Michigan Engineering’s future come in all shapes and sizes. Please give today and further work that makes a difference.

With our commitment to interdisciplinary engineering, we know that our programs and physical space must evolve. This fall, we welcomed the first incoming students to the new Department of Robotics. We are the first top-10 engineering institution to begin a robotics undergraduate degree-granting program, which positions us as global leaders in robotics education and research. Our inclusive-by-design undergraduate program focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and the human-to-machine interface. We bring water, wheeled, legged, flying, space and medical roboticists together in one inclusive environment. With more than 30 course offerings, the curriculum exposes students to technologies that were inaccessible for most undergraduates a decade ago.

Our new Department of Robotics is just one of many changes on North Campus. In the last 10 years, the number of students enrolled in Michigan Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering division (CSE) and the School of Information (UMSI) has quadrupled. In May, we began construction on the new 163,000-square-foot Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building, which will be the new home for UMSI and an expansion space for CSE. This state-of-the-art facility will provide much-needed space for two of the most in-demand and fastest-growing programs at the University. Co-location will allow us to leverage the strengths and enrich collaboration between the two disciplines as we address the complex challenges in modern medicine, transportation and smart infrastructure.

Earlier this year, the State of Michigan provided funding to the University and College to establish a new Electric Vehicle Center. This investment is critical to solidifying the leadership position of our state — and our nation — in the electric vehicle industry. The U-M Battery Lab, Mcity, U-M Transportation Research Institute and Chemical Engineering department – all Michigan Engineering entities – along with many other parts of the College, will play instrumental roles in shaping the future of the EV industry through research and workforce development as a part of the Center’s efforts.

A key strength of the College is our collaborative spirit. With your support, we can leverage the interdisciplinary strengths of this world-class university to become a global leader in engineering education and research. Please consider investing in one of four strategic funds:

  • The Michigan Engineering Fund allows our student organizations, like UM::Autonomy, to design, build and compete, and provides funding for initiatives such as MPowered Makeathon, a 36-hour prototyping and design competition.
  • The Michigan Engineering Fund – Scholarships provides over $450,000 in annual need- and merit-based scholarships to qualified students.
  • The Engineering Student Critical Needs Fund enables the College to support our students’ most urgent needs, including technology, health and wellness, transportation and more.
  • The Engineering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund provides programming and opportunities for members of the engineering community to learn about and become engaged around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Whether you give every month or once per year, your support ensures that Michigan Engineering defines the future of engineering.

Thank you and Go Blue!

Alec D. Gallimore Signature

 

 

Alec D. Gallimore, Ph.D.
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering
Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

P.S. Opportunities to support Michigan Engineering’s future come in all shapes and sizes. Please give today and further work that makes a difference.

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