Our relationship with alumni, industry partners, and the state of Minnesota is critical to the success of our students and our research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Support from of our partners helps bring about big discoveries, every day innovations and the next generation of talent entering the workforce. Investments from our partnerships come in many forms. Scholarships and fellowships directly support our students. Private funding for faculty research unleashes the creativity and flexibility needed to drive future innovation and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Student group and project support allows students to get crucial hands-on experience doing real engineering while tending to their studies. Volunteering for competitive events, mentoring students, or being part of our advisory council help build the types of relationships that benefit us all. See the College of Science and Engineering Donors page for more information on how your gift can make a real difference.
“Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” -2014 graduate, now a doctoral student here in ECE
Work With Students
In our quest to help our students prepare for the professional world, ECE offers several avenues through which students can connect with practitioners in technical fields. We invite industry participation in our classrooms and encourage corporate engagement in our senior design projects for our students. We also work closely with the mentor programs offered by the College of Science and Engineering. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering partners with corporate and educational institutions and professionals for feedback and guidance on our curriculum, to strengthen our relationship with industry and alumni, and to foster collaborations that enhance the opportunities we can offer our students within the classroom and outside.