Giving Opportunities

Giving and Support


Private gifts are essential and help to endure the continued excellence, relevance, and impact of initiatives for MAE. To make a gift using the secure online gift form, please visit: Give to MAE Discretionary Fund or a check made payable to Cornell University may be mailed to: Cornell University, PO Box 25842, Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9692. Please be sure to indicate your intention to designate your gift to MAE. Corporate matching gifts count as a gift from you and are a powerful way to double your giving. If your company has a matching gift program, please contact your HR director. Cornell's financial advisors can assist you with a number of gift-giving tools designed to meet your family's financial and philanthropic goals, including securities, trusts, bequests, and real estate. Please visit the Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning website.

Graduate Fellowships  

Our goal is to provide funding to each first-year PhD student and to provide fellowships as part of the startup for new faculty.  Support the Graduate Fellowships.

Digital Manufacturing Initiative  

Purchase and maintain new, modern equipment (e.g. 3D printing, laser cutters, etc.) for the design and fabrication of engineered systems, particularly for undergraduate research and project teams.  Support the Digital Manufacturing Initiative.

Teaching Laboratory Specialist  

Additional technical specialist in support of experiential learning, including instructional labs, shops, wind tunnels, and digital manufacturing.  Support a Teaching Laboratory Specialist.

Teaching Laboratory Fund

Add new and renew laboratory equipment used in student labs, which serve as a cornerstone of the Sibley School courses.  Support the Teaching Laboratory Fund.

Design Lecturer

Professor of Practice to lead MAE design program, teach design courses, lead the M.Eng program and provide liaison with industry.  Support a Design Lecturer.

Online Learning Initiatives 

Develop a new series of online materials (lectures, problems, interactive sessions, simulations), both for on-campus students and the community at large.  Support Online Learning Initiatives.

Research Seed Grants 

Provide support for faculty to undertake new initiatives, new directions and interdisciplinary collaborations.  Support the Research Seed Grants.

Distinguished Speakers Fund

To enable highly distinguished speakers to visit the Sibley School for the Colloquium and courses.  Support the Distinguished Speakers Fund.

Student Projects

Provide support for undergraduate and M.Eng student projects in design, project teams, or research.  Support Student Projects.

Student Organizations such as ASME and AIAA

Provide support for outreach activities as well as travel to student conferences.  Support the Student Organizations such as ASME and AIAA.