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Welcome to The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University!
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Giving to the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering is critical to continuing the legacy of our nationally recognized standards of educational excellence and is now easier than ever. The Texas A&M Foundation has recently opened its GiveNow secure online giving website, and it is available to use for direct contributions to the mechanical engineering department. 

Development Officers

Kevin McGinnis

  • Director of Corporate Relations, College of Engineering
Kevin McGinnis

Steve LaBrutta

  • Director of Development, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Steve LaBrutta

Kevin Westerman

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

Giving Opportunities

The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has several giving opportunities. Please make a selection from the choices presented: 

Kathy M. Lynn '79 Scholarship

The Kathy M. Lynn ’79 Scholarship was endowed by Ms. Kathy Lynn in 2015 to provide scholarships for juniors who are members of the Society of Women Engineers and have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher. 

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

These funds directly support our students by providing scholarships and fellowships through a competitive process.

Mechanical Engineering Excellence Fund

These funds provide general support to the department for a variety of endeavors that include professional development for faculty, staff and students, student organization support; development activities; award recognition and more.

Student Development Fund

To provide a truly impactful learning experience to our students, we must be able to venture outside of the classroom. In order to provide meaningful content, the student development fund can be utilized for study abroad opportunities, emergency scholarships, bring in esteemed guest lecturers or public speakers and ensure that student groups have financial means to attend national conferences and competitions.

Mechanical Engineering Advancement Fund/Industry Advisory Council Fund

The Mechanical Engineering Advancement/Industry Advisory Council Fund provides support to recruit and retain the best faculty and students through faculty fellowships, endowed undergraduate scholarships, department head strategic initiatives and faculty and staff recognition and support

Professor of Practice Fund

Professors of practice bring a fresh perspective to the classroom based on their careers in industry. They provide practical hands-on experience, offer connections with industry partners and are extremely popular with our students. Professors of practice are professional engineers and industry leaders who collectively bring years of rich experiences from the field and add tremendous value to the education of our engineering students, both in and out of the classroom.

J.N. Reddy Chair in Mechanical Engineering

In honor of his distinguished career in teaching, research and selfless service to the mechanical engineering profession, the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering would like to establish the J.N. Reddy Chair in Mechanical Engineering. This faculty endowment will encourage and reward those faculty members who embody the passion for, and commitment to, mechanical engineering education for which Dr. J.N. Reddy is well known.