Show Your Support

Effective development strategies and successful fund-raising are critical to achieving the goals the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has set for itself. Have you ever thought of becoming a partner with the MSE or wondered how to get involved in the dynamic and diverse Ohio State experience? Becoming a partner gives you the opportunity to address business needs, drive positive change, and give back to the community. As a partner, you will gain valuable visibility on campus as an important benefactor.   

Please consider supporting the educational mission of our department. Scholarships, endowed chairs, equipment donations, and capital improvement funds are just a few of the ways to give and partner. Contact Kevin Readey (, Associate Director of Development, to discuss the many options available to you. Sincere thanks to the alumni and friends who are making regular contributions to department gift funds.

Popular Gift Funds

  • The BMEC Fund supports the construction and operation of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex. - 315619
  • Department of Materials Science & Engineering Fund supports emerging priorities within the Department, at the discretion of the Chair. – 302704
  • Materials Science and Engineering Scholarship Fund supports scholarships within the Department. – 314053
  • MSE Lab Renovation Fund supports maintenance, replacement, and purchase of new laboratory equipment for the undergraduate program.312573
  • MSE Renovation Fund supports renovations of the Department's undergraduate laboratories and public areas to improve the overall educational facilities and improve our ability to attract top students. – 311917 
  • Outreach in Diversity MSE Fund supports efforts by Department faculty and staff to engage in diversity and outreach activity. -- 315302
  • Welding Engineering Support Fund supports emerging priorities within the welding engineering program at the discretion of the Chair. – 302441
  • Welding Engineering Scholarship Fund supports scholarships to welding engineering undergraduate and graduate students at the discretion of the Chair. – 314054
  • Welding Engineering Annual Awards provides annual awards to welding engineering students in the Department. The distribution may also be used for other purposes related to welding engineering and other student support at the Chair's discretion. -- 315687
  • Welding Engineering Fellowship supports fellowship-level graduate students in welding engineering. – 305908
  • Welding Engineering Lab Improvement Fund supports the maintenance, replacement, and purchase of new lab equipment for the undergraduate and graduate welding engineering labs. – 314055

Did You Know?

  • Cash is often the most convenient form of giving.  Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.
  • Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible.
  • Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned or transferred.
  • Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy by making a charitable gift now or from your estate.
  • Endowed funds are a dependable and perpetual source of support, since the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually.
  • Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.
  • Honoring a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, or faculty member with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to that loved one.
  • Alternatives to monetary gifts such as equipment or books are always appreciated.

To Donate plase go to this website and follow the guide to find our department:

Contact Kevin Readey at or


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