College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Fall 2000

Todayís students need your help!

    You read in the Spring 2000 issue of about the new campaign to reach out to College alumni and friends to support the College of Science and Engineering Student Project Fund. Just three semesters old, the Student Project Fund  was developed to reimburse students for expenses they encounter when trying to complete their research projects, field work, or thesis work.
     The Student Project Fund reimburses students up to $500 for their out of pocket research project expenses, excluding airline tickets and food expenses. The requests for financial support are overwhelming. In Fall 1999, 15 students submitted proposals requesting support totaling $16,000. We had funding to award $4,500. In Spring 2000, 16 students submitted proposals requesting support in the amount of $18,000. We again had funding to award $4,400. This semester, 21 students submitted proposals requesting support in the amount of $22,800. Since to date the last appeal raised $7,500, we were able to award $6,000.
     There is still a very great need among todayís College of Science & Engineering students for your support.
To expand the scope of the fund and to assist our students in the pursuit of their research work, we ask you to give generously to the College. An envelope has been enclosed in this issue of to assist you in making your gift. Please note that you are able to direct your gift to support the Student Project Fund or the department or program of your choice.
    If you recently received a letter from us asking you to support the Student Project Fund and already have done so, please disregard this request and accept our sincere thanks. The fund is so important to our students that we donít want to miss any opportunity to strengthen it.
    Our students are creative, hard-working, and filled with ideas. Please give what you can today to assist them in completing a science and engineering education that is hands-on, addresses real-world problems, and has the potential to make an important difference in the world.

    Thank you

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