U-M’s Aerospace Engineering Department is looking to the future, intent on tackling the world’s biggest problems—and solving them.
With the oldest Aerospace Engineering program in the country, the University of Michigan has a long legacy of impact in the field of aerospace — but we’re not ready to stop there. This is our world, and what becomes of it is up to us. Join us in our quest for bold ideas and life-changing solutions. Together, we can solve the problems of tomorrow.
Luis Bernal Memorial Student Award
While we lost our dear friend and colleague Luis Bernal in April, the Department of Aerospace Engineering is perpetuating his legacy through a new student-focused award. The Luis Bernal Memorial Student Award will be presented each year to a junior or senior Aerospace Engineering student who has demonstrated notable improvement in his/her academic record from previous years.
During his tenure in our department, Luis touched the lives of hundreds of students as their advisor, teacher, or mentor. His infectious optimism and abundant patience left an indelible mark not only with the students but with staff and fellow faculty.
The Award will provide each recipient with $1,500 to use on such things as travel expenses, conference fees, and experiential learning opportunities—items that will enhance our students’ academic performance and career opportunities.
- Aerospace Engineering Centennial Scholarship Challenge Fund — 798736
- Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Support — 331468
- Aerospace Engineering Impact Fund— 300330
- Aerospace Wind Tunnel Upgrade Gifts — 802126
- Harm Buning Graduate Teaching Award & Scholarship — 571465
WAYS TO GIVE
Visit the Michigan Engineering online giving site
To give, please select the preferred fund option, complete and submit the gift form. The University will process the gift and send the donor a tax receipt within 2-3 weeks.
Please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and write the name of the fund your gift will support in the memo line.
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For information on how to make a cash transfer by wire, call the toll-free Office of Gift Administration Gift Help Line at 1-888-518-7888, from 8:00 am–5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday.
Make a monthly gift from your checking account through this electronic funds transfer option. To initiate, please complete an authorization form (pdf).
U-M faculty and staff can now access our convenient online form (available through Wolverine Access) to make gifts through payroll deduction. To find more information about U-M Philanthropy, please visit the U-M Giving website.
To discuss your donation options, please reach out to your assigned gift officer.
Lend or Donate a Model
We would like to show models of aerospace systems in the AE201 class. Please contact our office if your corporation has logic and/or state machine models of aero systems that you are willing to share or donate for educational purposes. We can be reached at (734) 764-3310.
Become a victor for Aerospace Engineering! Visit the Michigan Engineering online giving site.