Dean's Endowed Professorship

The College of Science and Technology’s extraordinary professors conduct advanced research and invent new technology. They attract research dollars and talented graduate students. They inspire undergraduates to excel in the lab and beyond. As much as they accomplish, CST’s talented faculty need your help to do even more.

CST has launched the $1 million challenge to raise funds for two endowed term professorships within the college. These endowed chairs will help attract top researchers from top institutions and the income the funds generate offer a guaranteed source of funding for salaries and other expenses, freeing up funds for equipment and other direct research support. Additionally, these funds will be used to name one of the lecture halls in our new Science Education and Research Center.  So far, CST has raised nearly $500,000, but we need your support to reach our $1M goal. Make your gift today!

The college is experiencing extraordinary success. Our new Science Education and Research Center (SERC) opened in fall 2014. This has been one of our strongest recruiting years ever, with ten outstanding researchers hired from MIT, Stanford and other elite schools. Our professors continue to win national awards and grants from government agencies and private sources. 

There are, however, many universities competing fiercely for a small cadre of scientific superstars. To continue attracting remarkable talent, CST must establish endowed professorships. Thanks to the generosity of the college’s Board of Visitors and others, we are half way to our goal. We need the support of every CST graduate to meet—and exceed—this challenge.

Your contribution—of $100, $200 or $300—will help CST attract scientific leaders who will continue to raise the profile of the college and help us fulfill our immense potential. Your gift will help faculty find answers to today’s most pressing problems in energy, health, computing and the environment. Make your gift to the CST Endowed Professorship Challenge.

Once the $1m challenge is met, CST will name a lecture hall in SERC for Dr. Hazel Tomlinson, long-time chemistry professor who set the standard for dedication to science and to students.