On our Journey to the Top 25, there are fundraising priorities that would ensure our rapid success. By choosing to support one of these priorities, you are supporting the University of Tennessee’s Vision. The Tickle College of Engineering cannot make it without your support. Find a priority and support Big Orange.
Faculty Support Challenge
Chancellor Donde Plowman has challenged the college’s alumni and friends to raise faculty support. New gifts and new five-year pledges beginning at $100,000 to establish endowments supporting faculty salaries will receive the immediate endowment income from the Office of the Chancellor before the endowment is fully funded. Create an immediate impact by choosing to support faculty.
Student support includes graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships.
New Engineering Building
The new Engineering Building will replace Estabrook and Pasqua with an updated facility to house the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Engineering Fundamentals Division (engage™ and the honors program). This building will affect all engineering students, as all freshmen will use the facility during the Engineering Fundamentals portion of their first year at UT. Your gifts will support the creation of this innovation gateway for engineering education. Our goal is to have commitments by December 31, 2013, to meet the immediate increasing enrollment demands. The building is being designed to ignite and cultivate creative thought, hold classroom space dedicated to hands-on teaching, hold labs that encourage imagination, and experimentation and supply cutting edge technology to students that parallels industry expectations.
Endowments to enhance departments include opportunities for recognition by naming spaces in our engineering buildings. Especially the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and the Dougherty Engineering Building.
Jerry E. Stoneking engage™
Our signature program for freshmen engineers, engage™ is geared towards preparing students for their future engineering courses. A team of faculty and advisors teach courses that focus on discovery, innovation, excellence, and teamwork. Originated as a direct response to the demands of industry, engage™ is a successful program that has increased retention of engineering majors at UT since its implementation. This is teaching in a very personal way. Endowments support personnel resources because the program is very hands-on and intensive, offering small, interactive experiences. Your help grants future freshmen engineers the ability to receive an equally expansive and hands-on fundamentals experience.
The Office of Engineering Diversity Programs operates to enable the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islanders, and women) students in the college. Three distinct endowments have been created to support the program’s achievement of this mission. The Engineering Diversity Excellence Endowment strengthens all elements of the program. The Fred Brown Jr Minority Academic Endowment provides direct student support through scholarships. The James Pippin Pre-College Program Endowment prepares middle- and high-school students for admission through one-week on-campus engineering summer programs.
Office of Engineering Development
118 Perkins Hall
1506 Middle Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2012