Throughout the history of Purdue University, our electrical engineering and computer engineering students have led the way in innovation, discovery, and the pursuit of the newest and most groundbreaking findings in our field. Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is building the future today through the achievements of our ECE students, faculty, and alumni. Contributions made to our programs go directly towards providing the highest quality education, allowing us to do what we do best – consistently hitting the top bar of excellence again, and again, and again.
Our outstanding ECE students are among the most highly sought candidates in industry, research, and academics. Through the dedication of like-minded friends and alumni, we are able to keep this tradition of excellence strong through the years and consistent in its impact.
This is where you can make a difference!
When you make the choice to contribute to Purdue ECE, we can help you allocate your gift towards the impact point you would like to benefit most. Whether you are interested in making a difference in undergraduate student success through an endowed scholarship, or you would prefer to contribute towards faculty success, your legacy will enable our next giant leaps in the combined fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering.
Every degree earned; every discovery made; every project started; every giant leap that happens here in Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering begins with a small step. It is through honored friends and alumni like you that we can make these small steps, so the giant leaps continue to happen! Your gift to ECE is the spark that takes our students and our faculty to the next level!
Student Organization Support
In addition to the hundreds of student organizations across campus, there are several student organizations that are targeted specifically toward students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society (ECESS)-to build a community network, and resource for all ECE students by bringing new students together with upper-classmen and ECE faculty/Staff in a mentor-style program.
Eta Kappa Nu Beta Chapter (HKN)—is an honors society for members of ECE community. Beta Chapter is at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and also responsible for the ECE Student Lounge in EE24.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—devoted to technical achievements and social events. The IEEE, nationally, is the largest technical organization in the world, with 400,000 members in 160 countries
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ambassadors (ECEA)—interact with prospective students, alumni, donors and the public.
Named Student Support Funds
Endowment income enables the University to attract the most capable and innovative students. It also supports Purdue’s land-grant mission of making higher education available to all who qualify, regardless of background or financial status.
Named Undergraduate Scholarship- minimum to establish an endowment: unrestricted-$25,000; need or merit based-$50,000; with restrictions-$100,000
Named Graduate- minimum to establish an endowment: $100,000
Named Faculty Professorship
Endowment income may provide partial support of a professor’s salary and provide funds for graduate assistant salaries, secretarial assistance, course development, essential equipment and scholarly travel.
Minimum to establish an endowment: $1.5 million
Early Career Professorship
World-class faculty are at the heart of the Purdue University College of Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Rising Star Professorships are awarded to Assistant or Associate Professors who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and leadership in research, teaching and engagement. These professorships are a form of recognition awarded for a limited term of three years or until the awardee is promoted to Full Professor, whichever is earlier.
Named Rising Star Professorship- minimum to establish a termed professorship: $500,000
ECE Space Naming Opportunities
Renovation on Floor #2 in MSEE Room #288 and Lab $750,000
Renovation in EE Floor #1 new student faculty lab/collaboration space sate of the art
ECE Student advising suite in MSESS 300K
ECE Leadership Fund
Gives immediate support to most critical areas as determined by school leadership
Distinguished Lecture Series Fund
Faculty bring back distinguished alums to campus twice per year. They will speak with students and share their Purdue experience/career success.
Minimum to establish an endowment: $1.5 million
Purdue University’s ECE program is continuing to grow and expand, both in academic progress as well as in research. This means your impact can go precisely where you believe it would have the most impact. Major gifts to ECE can go towards renovation and construction of facilities, naming opportunities within the School of ECE, and many other areas! For more information on these and other impact points, schedule a meeting today with one of our Directors of Development!