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Dean's Innovation Fund

Donate to the Dean's Innovation Fund

Are you looking for a way to support cutting-edge education and research? The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides seed funding for new, innovative, strategic initiatives at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. This fund enables the Dean to take advantage of opportunities that arise over the course of the year to support research projects, leadership development, and educational experiences for students. It is also available to assist with faculty retention, acquisition of new equipment, brand development and strategic planning.

Gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund have an immediate impact on the success of our students and faculty. Thank you for considering a gift and for your continued support of BCOE.

Current Projects

Kawai Tam Endowment Fund Campaign

Join us in honoring Professor Kawai Tam’s retirement from the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering by helping to establish the Kawai Tam Professional Development Fund that will provide support to the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering for expenses related to student design competitions and professional development activities. Our goal is to raise more than $25,000 to establish this new endowment. 

Share a note, photo or video on Kawai Tam’s online kudoboard at https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/WBtEA2RO

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Akula "Venky" Venkatram Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Campaign

Join us in honoring Professor Akula Venkatram's retirement after 26 years of service to the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering by helping to establish the Akula Venkatram Mechanical Engineering Scholarship to provide support for undergraduate students in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Our goal is to raise more than $25,000 to establish this new endowment. 

Share a note, photo or video on Akula Venkatram's online kudoboard at https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/avwxaWWu

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Dimitrios Morikis Bioengineering Scholarship Campaign

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside professor and founding faculty member of the Department of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. 

Professor Morikis was a caring teacher and devoted mentor. To keep his legacy alive, the new Dimitrios Morikis Bioengineering Scholarship will provide support in perpetuity to both undergraduate and graduate students studying bioengineering.

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G. Neal Richter Student Support Fund in Energy Innovation Campaign

The G. Neal Richter Energy Innovation Scholarship will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students studying alternative energies at CE-CERT at the Bourns College of Engineering. 

“I would like to see gasification be successful, and this is one way to help people and help students,” added Neal on why he supports CE-CERT. “We really do have some environmental problems. Climate change is real, it’s not a theory. It’s a reality.”

- Neal Richter 2013 Interview

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University of California, Riverside is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts to this project are tax deductible to the extent allowed by State and Federal law.