Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

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Your gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering supports our four strategic priority areas listed below. Gifts are dispersed by the Department Head according to current needs, allowing for the most timely and effective use of your donation. Priorities include our undergraduate program, graduate program, research, and new programs. 

“The Department of Mechanical Engineering is honored to receive support from loyal alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of Colorado State University, as well as corporations and private foundations. With your help, we can continue to provide an exceptional educational experience to all of our students.”

– Dr. Christian Puttlitz, Department Head

Giving Priorities

CSU Aerospace Engineering students

Undergraduate Program

Objectives: Strengthen and grow our undergraduate program to provide an opportunity for all qualified students to earn a mechanical engineering degree and satisfy the land grant mission of the university; become an economic engine for the state of Colorado by developing a diverse workforce.

Gifts fund: scholarships, education abroad, faculty appointments, facility upgrades, senior design projects, academic success and leadership programs, summer camps, and youth outreach.

Mechanical Engineering students Engineering Manufacturing Education Center teaching laboratory January 2020

Graduate Program

Objective: Strengthen our graduate program and bolster our research programs by increasing the number, quality, and diversity of our master’s and Ph.D. students.

Gifts fund: fellowships, summer research experiences, application fee waivers, and campus visit days. 

Graduate student doing experiments in Scott Bio Labs


Objective: Strengthen and broaden research in materials and manufacturing, energy, and health.

Gifts fund: faculty appointments, research facilities, and research seed funding. 

CSU Rocket Team

New Programs

Objective: Develop world-class aerospace engineering and advanced manufacturing programs.

Gifts fund: new courses, new and improved teaching labs, faculty appointments, and research facilities.

Additional Ways to Give

Beyond monetary donations, there are several additional ways to give. Explore each opportunity below.

If you have questions regarding your options or how to move forward with a gift, contact our development team. 

Development Contact: Aaron Rogers,

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and Colorado State University. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support the department.

Gifts in Kind

The  Department of Mechanical Engineering encourages and appreciates gifts-in-kind, such as industry equipment, supplies for laboratories, access to fabrication and test facilities, and other materials that the department would otherwise need to purchase.  

Gifts of Real Estate

Donated homes, land, and other types of real estate can help the department reach its goals.

Gifts of Securities

Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial for both you and the department.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift – we will do the rest.

Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is about using our knowledge of materials, energy, and health to solve society’s global engineering challenges.

Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is about using our knowledge of materials, energy, and health to solve society’s global engineering challenges.

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