There are numerous opportunities for corporate members to partner with the UCLA Engineering on collaborative activities that benefit both the company and the School. Gifts from corporations and foundations help sustain the School’s reputation for excellence in research and education, and have a direct impact on our students, faculty and programs.
The Office of External Affairs can help identify partnership opportunities and facilitate the communication between industry and UCLA Engineering’s faculty and students. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you to develop a plan targeted to your specific needs.
Support for Faculty
Gifts from industry help strengthen the overall quality of the School’s teaching and research programs through support for faculty research, teaching awards and endowed chairs. Endowed chairs are critical for attracting diverse, gifted faculty in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and allow the company that funds a chair to link their name with exceptional scholarship and research.
Advanced university research serves as a catalyst for technological innovations and applications that will improve the quality of our lives. The rich resources of industry expand the possibilities for directed research and enable swift strides to be made in the world of engineering.
Gifts from industry fund curriculum development for new courses, and help maintain the School’s advanced laboratories and classrooms. Gifts-in-kind help ensure that our students and faculty are learning and conducting experiments with up-to-date devices and machinery.
Support for Students
Scholarships and Fellowships
To meet the growing demand for highly trained engineers, the School must continue to attract and retrain the brightest, most creative students worldwide. Generous student aid packages, including current-use and endowed scholarships and fellowships, allow the School to successfully compete with other universities for extraordinary students.
Corporate internships help our students cover the costs of their education while gaining valuable industry experience.
- Student Projects
Corporations can lend their support to student projects such as the ASCE’s Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge, IEEE's Micro Mouse, ASME’s Mini Baja, AIAA’s Hybrid Rocket, and many others. The competitions offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, develop their leadership skills and manage a project from start to finish.
For more information, please contact:
Sheila Bergman, Executive Director of External Affairs and Development, at (310) 206-0681, or e-mail email@example.com.