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Mitchell School of Engineering
The Morgan State University Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering has earned an outstanding reputation of academic excellence in preparation of undergraduate and graduate students since the school's inception in 1984.
Today, the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering is the top producer of African American electrical engineers in the nation. It is the top producer of African American engineers in the state of Maryland. It is one of the top producers of African American engineers in the country. It is also the only HBCU engineering school that has a chapter of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, and it also has a chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society.
We are able to achieve these great accomplishments, because when the School of Engineering makes a commitment, it provides all the support and nurturing necessary for our diverse group of young men and women to fulfill their dreams and succeed as engineers. In fact, most students enrolled in the school are awarded financial aid and honor students are awarded full scholarships. But more importantly, not only is the school fully committed to providing a warm and caring environment in which our students can study, conduct research and excel, we are equally committed to ensuring that each student has a job after graduation. Dedicated and committed educators, an exceptional service learning approach, corporate partnerships, and a credible sense of leadership at the school make this obligation possible.
Knowledge is exploding, and science and technology are advancing so rapidly that they verge on the fantastical: creating a world where everyone's passion for innovation has a place in solving the grand challenges and sustainable development goals that face us. Having access to the School of Engineering's collaborative research, educational experiences and dedicated service, our graduates are the passionate engineers who can address complex issues which impact society.
While the great minds, energy and commitment of the students and faculty of the school have been key to its success, these students and faculty demand and expect the opportunities that are competitive with any other engineering school in the country. Increased support for scholarships, endowments for faculty chairs, and improved research and education facilities are necessary to create a learning environment that they deserve.
If the school is to remain competitive in recruiting students and faculty and securing the funding needed for its research and operations, it must attract additional funding to support these initiatives. Consequently, the school of engineering is seeking to raise $23 million to support the following priorities within the next 5 years:
Theresa Breland-Lewis Endowed Fund
Mr. Bruce Lewis has committed to supporting the students of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering by starting this scholarship fund in the name and memory of his late wife and college sweetheart, Theresa Breland Lewis, Class of '91.
Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch Scholarship Fund ($10 million)
At the core of any engineering program are the students. In order to attract the students who show the most promise for innovation and creativity, we wish to raise scholarship funds to support them. These scholarships will guarantee four years of full support. The students will be chosen from a pool of students admitted to the school of engineering by a committee of faculty, alumni, and donors.
Endowed Departmental and Faculty Chairs ($4 million)
Endowment for leadership faculty positions is necessary to enable the school to seek and recruit top faculty. If the school is going to attract great professors and researchers, it must have the funds to make competitive offers to them. Endowed chairs and professorships are therefore a necessity for the school to be competitive.
Upgrade of Educational Infrastructure ($5 million)
The school of engineering classrooms and education laboratory equipment have a continuing, ongoing need for investments in upgrades and modernization. It is critical that the school's instructional infrastructure is maintained at a state-of-the-art-level. The school also plans to create an inspirational mural.
Building Endowment Fund ($4 million)
The school of engineering buildings require routine preventative and required maintenance, therefore a building maintenance fund is necessary.
Endowed Recruiting and Retention Staff ($1 million)
To support student recruitment and enhance retention at the School, we are seeking two endowed staff positions that would have responsibility for STEM recruiting, first-year student advising, retention, career advising and the management of the experiential learning programming. The two positions would report directly to the School of Engineering.
Endowed Visiting Faculty Fund ($1 million)
To constantly refresh the intellectual and research environment of the school, the school needs to provide incentives and support for visiting faculty. This endowment would pay 50 percent of the visiting faculty salaries as well as a cost-of-living allowance.
Giving to the Morgan State University School of Engineering
If you have an interest in making an investment in the Morgan State University School of Engineering, a representative of Morgan state university will, at your request and convenience, work directly with you and your advisors to assure that your gift has the greatest possible benefit to you and the university.