Goals

Aggie Engineers shape our nation and keep it competitive in the global marketplace. Texas A&M University's world-renowned alumni network and history of producing influential leaders are built on the bedrock of academic excellence. The greatest impact you can make on Texas A&M Engineering is a gift of support in four key areas.

Student Recruitment and Scholarships

Students at the Academic BuildingFinancial support and outstanding faculty are the keys to attract more of the best and brightest students into our program. An important focus in this effort is providing financial support to encourage more U.S. citizens to pursue graduate studies in engineering. Otherwise, the National Academies warn, the United States could "lose its privileged position" as a world leader in science and technology.

  • Endowed Scholarships

    Endowed Scholarships meet an important need in our undergraduate engineering student program. Some scholarships are awarded on academic achievement; others support students with economic need or who are from underrepresented groups. Scholarships provide an opportunity by providing assistance to some of the best and brightest high school students who can not afford today’s tuition and freeing students from the necessity of part-time jobs, giving them more time to devote to their academic career. The college of engineering has a scholarship program known as the Engineering Scholars Program. This program is designed for high achieving students and requires a gift of $50,000.

  • Endowed Fellowships

    Endowed Fellowships help to encourage more undergraduate students to pursue more advanced degrees. Top quality graduate students are important to faculty recruiting, our research program and the future of engineering education. Both scholarships and fellowship are crucial to the future of Texas A&M because they provide benefits to students for generations. The Texas A&M Foundation invests endowed scholarship funds in a way that maximizes growth while safeguarding the principal. Then it distributes only the earnings on your investment. Donors may design their own scholarship/fellowship with their own criteria or give through an existing program. The endowment may be completed over a five-year period.

Student Program Enhancements

Students carrying a canoeWith your support, we can deliver additional academic programs to enhance the Aggie engineering education. Our focus is on offering programs to enhance leadership skill, business acumen, project management skills, ethical awareness and international experience. These are the very attributes that will give our graduates the competitive edge in industry and academia.

Faculty Retention

Texas A&M Biomedical Engineering Faculty MembersWe have made a significant investment in obtaining world-class faculty. Endowed chairs, professorships and research centers are needed to reward exemplary career achievement and retain these superstars in today's highly competitive market.

Faculty Endowments

Department Head Chairs $5 million
Chairs $1.5 million
Professorship $1 million
Professor of Practice $1 million
Development Professor $500,000
Fellow $200,000

Facilities Construction and Maintenance

Engineering Technologies BuildingTo accommodate future growth and continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty, construction and maintenance of our facilities are crucial. 

Plans are underway to construct the Engineering Education Complex, a 600,000 square foot complex that will include the existing Zachry Engineering Center and the yet to be constructed Engineering Design Center. The futuristic, technology-integrated facility will be a departure from traditional classrooms and lecture halls by focusing on student-centered design to optimize modern learning techniques and technology, and is expected to be unlike any other facility of its kind in the nation. The new facility will be specifically designed to accommodate our undergraduate engineering education and is a key component in the college’s effort to transform engineering education through its 25 by 25 initiative.