The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) is creating real-world solutions to the increasingly complex challenges our society faces. In everything we do, our focus is on innovation, interdisciplinary problem solving, critical thinking and sophisticated quantitative skills, all of which prepare our students for success in an increasingly specialized and globalized work force. Our graduates are in high demand.
Building Facilities: $26 million
The university’s largest-ever construction project, the 266,000-square-foot STEM Complex consists of three buildings: a new state-of-the-art research and laboratory building to replace the Cook Physical Science Building, a new flexible and tech-equipped classroom and office building, and an extensively renovated Votey Hall. Once completed, the $104-million STEM Complex will provide UVM with the infrastructure required to continue teaching and innovating in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Advancing Programs: $3 million
The STEM Complex will be an interdisciplinary hub for advanced research and scholarship. It will also serve as a portal open to students from all disciplines, reflecting UVM’s broad commitment to preparing students for the country’s fastest-growing careers and industries. Campaign support will be key in creating endowed funds to purchase needed equipment and upgrade it regularly, ensuring students and faculty continually have the most up-to-date equipment and computing tools.
Elevating Faculty: $5 million
In order to expand the outstanding learning environment at CEMS and build upon our growing reputation as a talent magnet, we aim to add endowed professorships. Named professorships provide honor and recognition for faculty who hold them — and give UVM a powerful tool to recruit and retain eminent scholars and teachers. These professorships also allow faculty to advance research that helps society, from developing new ways to improve the nation’s infrastructure to building renewable wind turbines.
Supporting Students: $3 million
In CEMS, students gain the knowledge and skills they need for rewarding professions in critical STEM fields. Our graduates go on to successful careers — from the Burlington area’s growing tech community to companies and nonprofits around the globe. We want to ensure these opportunities remain open to the most talented students regardless of their financial means. That’s why, through the campaign, we aim to substantially increase endowment for scholarships.