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We are living in a time in which change is occurring at a faster rate and more unpredictably than ever before. Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering’s students and faculty are rising to greet this moment with the acute awareness that their work will have a profound and direct impact on the world around us. Each year, we consistently rank amongst the Top 5 Mechanical Engineering Departments in the United States, as we work with over 1,000 students who are exploring and discovering new ways to “make the world work better”.

We’re expanding and transforming our instructional and research programs to match the changing industry landscape that awaits our graduates. These efforts will continue to require significant resources as we strive to retain world-class faculty, produce cutting-edge research, and train the next generation of leaders. As a donor, you can play an important role in this work and help ensure that U-M ME will remain a continued leader and model for 21st-century mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Impact Fund Report 2022-2023
Thank you to all of those who have supported U-M Mechanical Engineering and for your contributions to the Impact Fund. The 2022-2023 Impact Report highlights some of the incredible ways your donations have helped transform the student experience.


The generosity of our alums and friends have provided incredible opportunities for our students and faculty and will continue to play a crucial role in furthering our education and research mission. Your help today will make a difference in the world tomorrow and help us maintain the high standard of excellence that exemplifies Michigan Mechanical Engineering.

Thank you for your consideration, and we appreciate your support!

Mechanical Engineering Impact Fund
This expendable fund supports the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s highest priorities during times of need, including critical student support, research, team projects, and more.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Support Fund
This undergraduate scholarship fund provides hands-on learning emphasizing research, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Support Fund
This graduate support fund provides financial resources towards endowed fellowships that allows us to attract and retain the best graduate students in Mechanical Engineering.

For more information on supporting our students and faculty with a gift, please contact Megan Smania, Major Giving Associate for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at [email protected].