Giving to the Fischell Department of Bioengineering
You Can Help Your Department Advance
A message from William Bentley, Chair, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
The Clark School is achieving rapid progress in its research, education and entrepreneurship missions, fueled in part by state funding but more and more by private philanthropy—generous gifts from alumni, friends and corporate partners.
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering is an important factor in the Clark School's progress, contributing significantly to key school initiatives such as energy and healthcare, and has every expectation of being a part of the Clark School's drive for excellence.
Like the school, we count on private support to address key priorities, including graduate fellowships, professorships, and undergraduate scholarships. Please do your part to help us advance. Now more than ever, even a few hundred dollars can make the difference between a talented student obtaining a Terp education or not. Contribute to the department through the Great Expectations campaign and support our mission to transform lives through exceptional educational and research opportunities.
- Visit the Great Expectations web site to learn more about the University's capital campaign »
- Choose the Giving Method That's Right for You
- Creative Ways to Give
You can designate a gift of any amount to support students in ways you may not have thought of before, such as providing tools to Engineers Without Borders, providing lab supplies, sponsoring a student organization, helping students buy books or pay activities fees, or even contributing toward the cost of a student's dining plan, parking permit, or dorm room!
These Department Priorities Need Your Support
Our most important need is for graduate fellowships. These will help us attract the best candidates into our highly productive Ph.D. program—and thus improve our chances of winning research funding and placing more of our Ph.D.s as professors in universities around the world.
Discretionary funds for professors have multiple effects. Discretionary funds to help new faculty set up their laboratories and quickly become productive teachers and researchers are vital. Discretionary funds will also allow our graduate students to participate in the most prestigious research conferences—often presenting their thesis work. Named professorships, even small ones, give specific faculty the flexibility to peruse new areas of research—areas where funding opportunities exist, but only if the proof-of-concept experiments already have been done.
Scholarships bring more young people into our field. BioE attracts some of the best undergraduates in the Clark School. We are always in need of more scholarship funds to make sure these young scholars can maximize their educations.
Make a donation to the department online »
Please designate "Fischell Department of Bioengineering" on the form.
Gifts may be made by check to "University of Maryland College Park Foundation (UMCPF)." Please designate "Fischell Department of Bioengineering" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
Professor and Chair
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
2330 Kim Engineering Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Other Gift Options
You can also donate to the department through matching gifts, appreciated securities, real estate, annuities, estate planning, and more. Please visit the Clark School's Giving pages or contact our development staff to learn more.