Be Part of Something Big!
Last year, two strong supporters of PNW’s School of Engineering, alumnus Stewart McMillan (BS ’77) and his wife Kathryn, issued a $300,000 matching gift challenge for the Student Engineering Design Studio. That jumpstarted the fundraising for this important project.
This year, we ask you to join us with a contribution to the Student Engineering Design Studio. Any size gift is appreciated—because, as engineers, we all know that sometimes the smallest change sets off the biggest reaction. Any donations to the Student Engineering Design Studio during the 2019 Day of Giving event will be matched (up to $100,000) by a generous challenge pledge from an alumnus! This means your contribution now will make an enormous difference to this project, and to our students!
Note: After selecting your amount to give, choose “Other” in the designation section, then in the box that appears type in “Student Engineering Design Studio” so your gift can be properly directed.
Bringing It Home.
- The 3,000-5,000 sq. ft. Student Engineering Design Studio will be the center for all student design and innovation activities in Purdue University Northwest’s School of Engineering.
- This (place + space) will give our undergraduate engineering students room to figure out how to design a better bridge (Bridge Building Team), the ultimate interplanetary vehicle (Mars Rover Competition), and a car to beat all cars (Formula SAE).
- Here, it’s all about collaboration, working in teams, learning new methods, and reaching across disciplines to come up with the next big idea.
- And it will be an intersection where (faculty + students) join with (industry experts + entrepreneurs) from NW Indiana and our region to find new solutions to some of our toughest systemic problems—and to tackle some of our biggest challenges head-on.
- Meeting and interaction spaces equipped with cutting-edge visualization and communication technology.
- Design labs for computer-aided design and engineering.
- Spaces dedicated to computer simulation of both discrete and distributed systems in mechanical, civil, electrical, and computer engineering.
- Shop and maker spaces for senior design projects and student competition teams.
- A machine shop for both classical and computer‐aided manufacturing.
- 3D‐printing facilities.
(photos courtesy of Shepley Bulfinch)