Why Give?

Founded in 1882, the School of Mechanical Engineering – Purdue's first mechanical engineering program – is synonymous with accomplishment and leadership in engineering education, research, and engagement. Consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering is at the forefront of providing the most respected, challenging, and hands-on engineering education in the world, as well as research of profound global impact.

The School is a community of learning where all members work together sustaining and furthering our tradition of excellence through a stimulating, diverse, and positive environment. As a stakeholder in one of the world's largest mechanical engineering schools, you possess the ability to make areal difference in the lives of students and the School's future societal impact.

One key factor in the success of mechanical engineering education at Purdue is the ability to stay ahead in delivering an advanced educational experience consistent with the ever-changing needs of the mechanical engineering profession, be it in industry, government, or academia. With loyal alumni and friends like you, the School has the opportunity to continue to make a positive change in the world.

Through Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University, which includes the College of Engineering's strategic growth initiative, your impact can be felt in many ways. Three areas most critical in our strategic advancement align with our most important resources: students, faculty, and facilities.

Increasing our number of endowed scholarships and endowed graduate fellowships will enable us to continue to attract top students, tomorrow's leaders. Increasing our number of endowed professorships will enable us to recruit and retain premier faculty members. And bringing our facilities to the state-of-the-art will equip both our students and faculty to thrive.


As the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering embarks on transformative change, we respectfully ask for your support of these key initiatives: scholarships, graduate fellowships, endowed professorships, and facilities. In addition, your unrestricted support will help us launch new initiatives in education and research with agility to new opportunities as they arise. We are ever grateful to our ever-true alumni and friends whose support will truly make an impact as we prepare future leaders and influence makers in today's global society.