Public infrastructure and resilient systems play a crucial role in enabling livable, sustainable cities, healthy environments and strong economies. Rebuilding, expanding and improving our public infrastructure requires increasing the number of engineers prepared with the skills and leadership abilities needed to make future urban systems better than the last. The infrastructure solutions for making lives better both here and abroad will be developed by the next generation of civil and environmental engineers — but only with your help.
Our funding priorities
While UW CEE is poised to lead the way in preparing engineers to address critical issues, student demand is quickly surpassing capacity. The following priorities will enable UW CEE to accommodate even more deserving students:
Student labs & workspaces
CEE is seeking donations big and small to improve student facilities in More Hall. Financial support is increasingly important as the department aims to educate future civil and environmental engineers in a facility that is tight on space and long overdue for upgrades. Many student spaces are in need of enhancements, including undergraduate research labs and student activity spaces. Learn more about student labs & workspaces.
Draegers fund new Environmental Engineering Lab equipment
Marilyn and Tom Draeger (BSCE ‘68) don’t just wait for good things to happen. They come up with the ideas. Longtime supporters of UW CEE, the couple recently donated $20,000 to the Environmental Engineering Lab to fund much-needed lab equipment.
Facilities improvements and expansion
Potential large-scale More Hall renovation plans are being developed and discussions are also underway regarding building a new interdisciplinary engineering building to be shared among the 10 engineering programs. Parallel to these larger potential capital projects, the department is always seeking unrestricted support to help improve existing facilities. Donate to the CEE Strategic Support Fund.
Investing in future CEE students
Built in the 1940s, More Hall is tight on space and in need of significant renovations and updates to meet current educational needs. To address this, both college-wide and department-level initiatives are underway.
With tuition costs rising dramatically in recent years, bolstering existing undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship endowments will enable UW CEE to continue to provide access to diverse communities and attract the best students. Donate to the CEE Scholarship Fund or CEE Fellowship Fund.
Longtime donors Neil and Ann Hawkins ‘get a boost’ out of giving
For longtime UW CEE supporters Neil and Ann Hawkins, education is a value the couple strongly champions. Over the years, the couple has established a total of five funds. Their signature funds are the Neil and Ann Hawkins Prize and the Neil and Ann Hawkins Scholarship.
Faculty recruitment and retention
UW CEE continues to hire new faculty members at a rate not seen in decades. Adding new professorships and endowed chairs will be key in keeping the department competitive and building the next generation of outstanding faculty. Donate to the CEE Faculty Support Fund.
New CEE endowed professors
In recognition of their professional accomplishments and contributions to the department and college, seven CEE faculty have received endowed professorships.
Additional giving options
To support what you are most passionate about, donors may choose from more than 15 established funds, which include the giving priorities above. Additional giving opportunities are also available, such as establishing new endowed scholarships, fellowships and professorships. To explore these options, please contact Kaitlin Colleary.