The School of Materials Engineering has a variety of options for partnering with industrials and private donors to investigate, discover, and engineer solutions to the problems facing the state, nation and world. Interaction with industry and research laboratories provides a “real world” context for our students, provides them with the skills needed to excel upon graduation, and helps them determine their future career paths. These partnerships are different than the traditional scholarship or fellowship support many of our donors are familiar with, the key to the partnerships is the interaction between students and donors.