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Bright Building Renovation Fund

The Department of Aerospace Engineering is working on renovating the spaces in the Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Building. Specifically, we are working to enhance collaboration spaces throughout the building with additional seating areas. These areas will allow students to come together, exchange ideas and grow with their peers.

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Ivett A. Leyva

As the department head, I would like to focus on giving students the best chance to succeed in their professions by providing them with the best labs and working spaces to learn from and to work at. I would like the years students spend in the aerospace engineering department to become some of the most memorable in their lives.

Dr. Ivett A. Leyva


Ways to Give

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University sincerely appreciates your interest in our funding initiatives and philanthropic causes for support. The gifts we receive help determine the future of our department by helping to encourage and attract the best and brightest students as well as obtain and retain the best faculty. We welcome this opportunity to partner with you to ensure the long-term advancement of our highly regarded and nationally ranked department.

Aerospace Engineering Excellence Fund

The Aerospace Engineering Excellence Fund helps with the ongoing needs of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The funds help with refreshments and activities for students during finals week, the annual graduate student banquet, travel expenses for visiting prospective students, faculty recruitment start-up funds, improvements and model kits for capstone design, advanced teaching supplies and updates to student resources.

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Graduate Fellowships

Endowed Fellowships help to encourage more undergraduate students to pursue advanced degrees. Top quality graduate students are important to faculty recruiting, our research program, and the future of engineering education. The endowed funds generate annual income which will be used to attract and retain quality graduate students in the department.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

The need for undergraduate student support never ceases. In addition to giving students the extra money and time they need to excel in their studies, scholarship programs help the university recruit top students. The criteria for recipient selection may be designated by donors, and your generous contribution will provide an annual award that will be directed to a worthy aerospace undergraduate student.

Give to scholarships and fellowships

Endowed Professorships

With the goal of growing the College of Engineering student body to 25,000 by 2025, we must continually strive to attract and recruit the best and brightest minds in the aerospace academic arena to Texas A&M. By providing a gift to create an endowed professorship, you will make a lasting impact on the department that will result in the future education and career development of students that will ultimately shape the future of the aerospace industry.

Learn About Endowments


Engaging young students early in their education is critical to providing a pipeline of college-ready engineering students. Camp SOAR is a six-day summer camp designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to aerospace engineering at Texas A&M. A modest donation to Camp SOAR can help provide a unique opportunity to a disadvantaged student.

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For More Information

The Texas A&M Foundation encourages donors to make gifts through the methods most convenient for them. Donors may choose to make current gifts such as cash, securities or multi-year pledges. They also may choose to utilize estate gifts such as bequests, charitable trusts or gift annuities. Finally, donors may designate the Foundation as beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. Corporate matching funds may be available to you through your employer.

The Foundation is the University’s designated 501(c)(3) organization created for the specific purpose of soliciting, managing and dispersing private funds given for the educational programs of Texas A&M University. Normal fees associated with collection and disbursement of gifts and gift income at Texas A&M will be assessed. Gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation are charitable contributions to the extent of funds donated in excess of any benefits that may have been received in return.

For more instructions on using GiveNow, see Giving at Texas A&M University on the Texas A&M Foundation website.

Contact our Development Team

Anna Norville

  • Senior Director of Development, Aerospace Engineering and Chemical Engineering
  • Phone: 979-458-3137
Anna Norville

Kevin McGinnis '82

  • Senior Director of Corporate Relations, College of Engineering
  • Phone: 979-845-8161
Kevin McGinnis '82

Kevin Westerman

  • Senior Director of Planned Giving, College of Engineering
Kevin Westerman