You Can Help Us Advance!

How to GiveMake a gift to MSE

The Clark School is achieving rapid progress in its research, education and entrepreneurship missions, fueled in part by state funding but more and more by private philanthropy—generous gifts from alumni, friends and corporate partners.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is a critical component in the University of Maryland's mission to educate the brightest students from the state of Maryland, the country and the world; and in developing technological solutions to the pressing problems of society though advanced research. Our faculty are research leaders in energy, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

These Department Priorities Need Your Support

Scholarships for undergraduates bring more people into our field. Materials Science and Engineering attracts some of the best undergraduates in the Clark School and scholarship funds can help to assure the success of their success at the start of their career paths.

Graduate fellowships will help us attract the best candidates to our highly productive Ph.D. program. Graduate students form the backbone of our research efforts and will go on to be leaders in industry, academia and government around the world.

Also important to the Department are named professorships. Support for a named professorship will help attract the absolute top faculty to the Department and Clark School, and help ensure that the University of Maryland is a leader in advancing technology and engineering to solve the diverse array of problems confronting society and the world.

Choose the Giving Method That’s Right for You

You can designate a gift of any amount to support students in ways you may not have thought of before, such as providing tools to Engineers Without Borders, providing lab supplies, sponsoring a student organization, helping students buy books or pay activities fees, or even contributing toward the cost of a student's dining plan, parking permit, or dorm room!

Make a donation to the department online
Please designate "Materials Science and Engineering" on the form.

Gifts may be made by check to "University of Maryland College Park Foundation (UMCPF)." Please designate "Materials Science and Engineering" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Ji-Cheng Zhao, Professor and Chair
Department Materials Science and Engineering
2141 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Aaron Bobik

Associate Director of Development
2246 Jeong Kim Engineering Bldg