To make a secure gift online:
To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to The University of Vermont, CEMS and indicate which fund or program area that you would like to support. Send your gift to:
The University of Vermont Foundation
ATTN: Charley Thompson
Grasse Mount, 411 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
To make a gift over the phone, call 802-656-8678.
If you would like to make a gift to CEMS, unrestricted gifts can be directed to the Dean's Discretionary Fund for use by our Dean to address the School's evolving needs. You may also restrict your gift to a specific fund or program.
For information about CEMS funds, See the descriptions below. For even more fund choices or other ways your philanthropy can benefit CEMS students, please contact Charley Thompson at 802-656-3944 or Charley.Thompson@uvm.edu.
Thank you very much for your support.
Dr. Luis Garcia, the recently installed dean of CEMS, is charting an ambitious vision to dramatically grow enrollment, expand and upgrade facilities, and focus on excellence. The Dean’s Discretionary fund allows Dr. Garcia to allocate funding where it will have the greatest immediate impact.
Scholarships in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences offer donors a way to support the next generation of STEM leaders. CEMS students have chosen fields of study that will enable them to shape the future of our world as society faces ever-larger challenges, such as utilizing our limited resources more efficiently, reducing the human race footprint on the planet, and developing new and more powerful computing tools that allow us to solve problems faster and more efficiently.
Donors can choose to fund scholarships in many ways. Some examples are:
Gifts can be directed to existing scholarship funds, or new scholarships can be created and named based on specific giving thresholds. Please feel free to contact Charley Thompson at 802-656-3944 or Charley.Thompson@uvm.edu. for more information.
The University is in the early stages of planning the largest capital project in its history and this STEM initiative will surely have a profound effect on the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Involving Cook and Votey Halls as well as a new building to be constructed between Williams and Cook halls, this multi-disciplinary complex will dramatically evolve research and pedagogy in the areas of engineering and the life and mathematical sciences. This project will leverage different funding sources including donations from engaged friends and alumni. CEMS sees this as a transformational opportunity to augment the excellent work that is being done around campus by gathering the talents in a modern facility for the future.
Increasingly, research is no longer the privilege of graduate students and student-faculty collaboration is taking place earlier and earlier in the academic career of CEMS students. This is a natural extension of the strong relationships built between students and research faculty. Opportunities include the Richard Barrett Research Program and Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competitive Awards
An important component of education is the application of theory into practice. This is modeled in the curriculum with service-learning and the first-year and senior capstone project challenges, but students are also passionate about their involvement with such groups as the Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO), a student run group that works for the advocacy, research, and development of alternative energy drive systems. Modeled after a progressive engineering firm AERO’s primary goal is to design, build, test, and race a highly competitive vehicle in the annual International Formula-Hybrid competition. Learn more about AERO
Student groups like AERO are partially funded by the Student Government Association, but the full scope of their plans can only be realized with philanthropic support from others.
UVM’s presence in the fast growing world of modern fabrication and prototyping facilities, this creative space is where cutting edge technology meets engineering design and artistic creation. 3D imaging, scanning and printing have enabled an accelerated pace in the iterative design process and voices from disparate origins are blending together to create stylish design and creative solutions to technical and practical challenges. Additional equipment being sought includes a water jet cutter, vinyl cutter, die cut machine, sewing machine, computer stations and software.
This discretionary fund is managed by students with the intent of improving the experience of students during the academic year. Whether it is supporting guest speakers, traveling to events, computers or furniture for the student lounge, or a coffee social hour, this is an important way for students to advance their sense of community in this college.
CEMS can boast an impressive array of community-based activities including FIRST Technical Challenge, the Governor’s Institute in Engineering, MATHCOUNTS, Engineer’s Week, Champlain Maker Faire, and the Vermont High School Math Contest. All of these are deeply rewarding experience for faculty and staff and they build meaningful relationships across that state. Funding for these programs is derived from the generous benefactors across the spectrum.
When students incorporate experiential learning into their academic curriculum, they gain rich perspective of the praxis of knowledge being applied in the dynamic settings of the workplace. Previewing what a career might look like, students gain comfort and confidence that they can make the leap from the classroom to their future. Further, these internships are valuable at helping UVM and the private sector to help meet the needs of the state of Vermont in its quest to emphasize STEM career development.