Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

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The Mechanical Engineering Department is honored to receive support from loyal alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of Colorado State University, as well as from corporations and private foundations. The significant increase in the Department’s enrollment over the last several years, particularly our undergraduate population, has created additional needs within the Department. With your help, we can continue to provide an exceptional educational experience to all of our students. – Christian Puttlitz, Department Head



Donations are dispersed by the department head to areas needing support such as student design teams, scholarships for deserving students, research equipment purchases, and teaching and laboratory facility improvements.

The Mechanical Engineering Department is working to solve complex problems and preparing the next generation of leaders and innovative engineers. We value diversity and support inclusion, and believe that diversity in our Department strengthens the entire scientific and engineering community. The Diversity Scholarship is available to women and underrepresented minority students who demonstrate academic excellence and are in need of financial assistance.

The Berlin Bridge Program transitions high school students into the department, providing a head start on curriculum to keep them on track for graduation. This opportunity introduces students to an international education and global workforce, allows for an early connection with a faculty member, and will inspire them to connect their major to the global community. Your gift will be used for student scholarships and to supplement the cost of the program to increase accessibility.

Gifts to the STEM Summer Camp Fund provide scholarship to middle and high school students, introducing youth in our community to the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Removing financial barriers provides students with greater access to educational opportunities they may not otherwise have. Make your gift today and help us expand our program.

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Gifts to support the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program are crucial to our ability to support our M.S. and Ph.D. students.  With your support, we can provide 12-month stipends to all Ph.D. students for five years.  Make your leadership gift today and help us meet the challenge.

The Senior Design practicum gives students valuable hands-on experience through class projects and application-oriented research. Each of our seniors participate in designing and building a capstone project that is part of a national senior design competition. Students also have the opportunity for research-based projects. Each project is based on a corporate model that provides students significant opportunities for leadership development and experiential learning.

Ways to Give

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To give by credit card or wire transfer, contact the Colorado State University Foundation at 970-491-7135 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, or by e-mail to


For security and safety reasons, do not mail cash donations. Instead, please deliver to:

Colorado State University Foundation
601 South Howes Street
410 University Services Center
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-9100


Make checks payable to the Colorado State University Foundation and designate “Campaign for Colorado State University.”

Planned Giving

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

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at 970-846-1499 or

Gifts in Kind

The Mechanical Engineering Department 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.  Through gifts-in-kind, supporters help the university strengthen programs and improve facilities to provide the best possible educational experience to our students. 

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at 970-846-1499 or

Gifts of Real Estate

Donated homes, land, and other types of real estate can help the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering reach its goals.

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at 970-846-1499 or

Pay Your Pledge

There are several options for paying a pledge made in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. You may mail a check—addressed to the CSU Foundation and noting the fund you would like to support—to:

Colorado State University Foundation
P.O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, Colorado 80522

You may pay your pledge online at

Gifts of Securities

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

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at 970-846-1499 or

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double or even triple any 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. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at 970-846-1499 or

Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board

Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic, ever-changing field. To keep up with industry needs, we have enlisted the help of a Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board (MEAB), which periodically reviews our educational program, provides feedback, and makes suggestions for further improvements. 

The advisory board includes CSU alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate programs who are now in leadership positions in companies. Current and past board members have generously contributed their time, unique skills, and perspectives to a variety of collaborative pursuits with faculty and staff. With the Department already implementing many of their recommended strategies, the MEAB will remain actively involved in evaluating their success, as well as helping develop and drive future initiatives. 

Drew Akey – President, Vectis Automation

Guy Babbitt – Chief Executive Officer, Czero

Josh Been – Engineering Manager, Woodward

Henry ‘Lad’ Curtis – Director of Engineering – Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Laura Davis – Systems Engineer, New Belgium Brewing

Mike Davis – Operations Manager, Wolf Robotics

Chris Deel – Vice President of Engineering, United Launce Alliance

Roby DeManche – Senior Director of Global Strategic Sourcing, Juul Labs

Jeff Gessaman – Engineering Manager, Obermeyer Hydro Inc.

Adam Grabish – Structural Analysis Engineer, Boeing

Tim Held – Mission Chief Engineer, Ball Aerospace

Grant Hudish – Analytical Laboratory Manager, CoorsTek

Mike Krings – Vice President and General Manager, Vestas

Chad Lewis – Chief Executive Officer, ETS Wound Care

Paul Mazurkiewicz – Distinguished Technologist/Materials Scientist, Hewlett Packard

Moonish Patel – Director – Mechanical and Propulsion Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space

Bethany Sparn – Residential Buildings Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab

John Spiers – Chief Strategy Officer, Liqid Inc.

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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