UConn’s MSE department celebrated an unprecedented $1.7M donation last year in support of undergraduate scholarships through the Owen F. Devereux fund—this is certain to change the face of our department in the coming years. We are also looking toward breaking ground on our new building in the coming year, and soon after beginning to fill it with upgraded equipment to enhance our teaching and research mission. We continue to grow, with 6 new faculty hires including 4 women in 2018 and 2019. Altogether we are now 20 faculty members and almost 250 dedicated undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, staff members, and research and adjunct faculty. This includes expertise in the areas of metallurgy, ceramics, energy materials, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and electronic materials, in all facets of our discipline, including processing, characterization, selection, design, modeling, and manufacturing of materials.
50 years after our first awarded Ph.D., and 15 since our first Bachelor of Science degrees, there’s never been a better time to support those who are following your lead as members of the rapidly expanding UConn MSE community. Please consider donating to the MSE Department, where your contributions will directly enhance our efforts to promote research, education, and outreach.
For further information about personal and corporate opportunities for matching donations, establishing endowments, naming labs in our new building, equipment donations, sponsored lectures, hosted events, or other ways to give back to UConn MSE, please reach out to Department Head Bryan Huey.
Ways to Give
Please indicate the fund(s) of your choice.
Checks Payable to: The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.
Mailing address: 2390 Alumni Drive, Unit 3206; Storrs, CT 06269-3206
Credit Card: Gift Line @ 800.269.9965 or 860.486.5000
Securities: To make a gift of stock please call: 860.486.2965
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) General Fund Account (22156)
This account supports the overall efforts of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with a primary focus on opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, professional networking, investments in our teaching labs, and outreach. These funds also support ~15 undergraduates per year to attend conferences, and this year helped to establish the new Metalworking club guided by Lesley Frame and Hal Brody, which already has more than 100 members from across the University.
The Owen F. Devereux MSE Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship (31384)
Funds will be used to provide undergraduate merit based scholarships in honor of Professor Owen F. Devereux to students in the Materials Science & Engineering Program.