University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Support BME

Support BME toward our goal of "Engineering biology to impact you: bringing the Wisconsin Idea to life though innovation."

Learn more about our initiatives and direct your generous online gift to:

BME Undergraduate Design Courses

Graduate level seminar series
Give to the BME Graduate Seminar Series

The general needs of the department
Give to the BME Department

Thank you for your support

For those of you have contributed financially, our thanks on behalf of the entire department for the important service that you provide to our current and future students.


Gifts to the UW Foundation may be in the form of cash, appreciated securities, personal or real property. Pledges may be made over a period of years. Gifts to the UW Foundation are fully tax deductible.

For more information please contact:

Cathleen Walters
Associate Dean of Advancement
College of Engineering
2620 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 265-8021

The UW-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering recently received a striking gift in the form of this untiled 1986 painting by George Dergalis. Though George Dergalis died in 2012 and had no personal connection to the UW-Madison College of Engineering

The UW-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering recently received a striking gift in the form of this untiled 1986 painting by George Dergalis from his wife, UW-Madison alumna Margaret Dergalis. The painting currently hangs on the first floor of the Engineering Centers Building. Learn more about George Dergalis' incredible life story and fascination with science.

Thank you for your continued support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Support the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Design Courses

The six sequential Biomedical Engineering Design Courses are a common thread in our undergraduate's education. Because project clients are solicited from health care, local industry, life sciences and clinical faculty, and the community, BME Design projects have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for patients and local community members such as the disabled and the elderly. The reward and experience the students receive through accomplishing these designs and prototypes, and working directly with the individuals who benefit from them, is far greater than that of the typical classroom.

The department has received generous financial support from the Tong Family Foundation (UW-Madison alumni Peter and Janet Tong) since 2006 to help ensure the success of these design projects, reward outstanding engineering design in the Tong BME Design Awards and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting Tong Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Support student projects geared toward rehabilitation, the community, and world health in prototype fabrication,
  • assist promising design projects to continue development through follow-on funding beyond the design courses, and
  • promote innovative BME undergraduate design solutions.

Donate now to the:
BME Undergraduate Design Course Fund #12347616

Support the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department has coordinated a weekly seminar series of leading academic and industrial researchers since 1994. These weekly seminars provide an introduction to various topics in biomedical engineering as well as in-depth discussions of recent medical, scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Seminars are attended by a diverse, multidisciplinary audience from across the UW campus including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The series is intended to educate students about cutting edge advances in the field and provide opportunities for collaborative discussions among the speakers and audience to spark innovative research directions. Seminars are recorded and made available online through the College of Engineering Mediasite.

Donate now to the:
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series, #12237629

Support the General Needs of the Biomedical Engineering Department

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department general fund supports the overall mission of the department. Your generosity enables us to offer scholarships and enhance the educational experience for our students.

Donate now to the:
Biomedical Engineering Department, #12342873

Why I give!

In their own words, BME alumni describe their donations to the College of Engineering.

  • Peter Tong contributed to the Student Leadership Auditorium and founded the Tong Biomedical Engineering Design awards and lecture series.
  • Gregg Vanderheiden — "To ensure that those institutions we respect will continue to be able to do what they do best."

Mail a donation

Donate by check, payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, with an annotation to one of the following funds:

  • Biomedical Engineering Design Course Fund, #12347616
  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series, #12237629
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, #12342873

Mail checks to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, P.O. Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI, 53278-0807.

Engineering Student Foundation, UW-Madison

Connect for Life: Alumni inspire students

The newly-formed Engineering Student Foundation, UW-Madison is dedicated to building a greater awareness of the impact of giving on current students and recent graduates. Check out how philanthropy benefits students every day and how to get involved!

The UW Foundation explains other gift strategies in a Guide to Giving.