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This fund provides unrestricted support to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and provides essential flexibility to address issues of greatest need.
Excellence in Graduate Education Fund
This endowment fund provides financial support to graduate students in their critical first year of residence in CBE before they become active in sponsored research projects. The fund helps the department attract and retain top students and faculty.
Olaf A. Hougen Fund
In honor of the late Professor Olaf A. Hougen, the fund supports visiting professorships, faculty leave time for textbook development, and a variety other initiatives at the graduate and undergraduate levels within the department.
R.A. Ragatz Chemical Engineering Fund
In honor of the late Professor Roland A. Ragatz, this fund provides broad support for undergraduate education in the department, including support for laboratory development and student awards.
Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund
In honor of Professors Emeritus R. Byron Bird, Edwin N. Lightfoot and the late Professor Warren E. Stewart, this fund provides critically needed support for graduate student fellowships in the department, helping the department attract and retain both top students and faculty.
Roger J. Altpeter Fund
In honor of the late Professor Roger J. Altpeter. Provides support for the department's undergraduate Operations and Process Laboratory, or “summer lab.”
E.J. Crosby Memorial Scholarship Fund
In honor of the late Professor E. Johansen Crosby. Provides undergraduate scholarship support within the department.
E. Johansen Crosby Lab Award Fund
In honor of the late Professor E. Johansen Crosby. Supports an undergraduate award for outstanding performance in the Transport Phenomena Laboratory.
Richard A. Grieger-Block Fund
In honor of the late Professor Richard A. Grieger-Block. Supports the initiation of innovative research programs.
Charles G. Hill Family Scholarship Fund
In honor of the family of Professor Emeritus Charles G. Hill, Jr. Supports scholarships for students participating in the department’s European summer laboratory programs.
Stanley H. Langer Graduate Student Excellence Fund
This endowment fund honors the late Professor Stanley Langer and supports graduate student fellowships in the department, helping the department attract and retain both top students and faculty.
Robert and Dorothy R. Marshall Scholarship Fund
In honor of the late Professor Robert R. Marshall and his wife Dorothy. Provides undergraduate scholarship support within the department.
W. Robert Marshall Lectureship Award Fund
In honor of the late Professor Robert R. Marshall. Supports visits to the department by distinguished speakers to broaden perspectives and suggest new opportunities and areas of responsibility in the profession.
Professor Warren E. Stewart Memorial Scholarship
In honor of the late Professor Warren E. Stewart. Provides undergraduate scholarship support within the department.
Charles C. Watson Memorial Instructional Laboratories Fund
In honor of the late Professor Charles C. Watson. Supports instructional laboratories in the department.
Society’s need for the outstanding young engineers this department produces has never been greater. By giving back to the department, you help to assure that we continue to provide the first-rate education that will launch these talented young women and men on their careers.
For more than 100 years, the University of Wisconsin has built and sustained a reputation for excellence and leadership in the field of chemical engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Top students from Wisconsin and worldwide have found in this department an environment that exercised, challenged and broadened their minds, helping them to develop the technological and leadership skills needed to stimulate a robust economy, a healthy environment, and a just society. At the same time, this department has helped to lead the field through the development of textbooks, monographs, and other instructional materials.
The field of chemical engineering has broadened tremendously over the years. The discipline has always maintained a unique focus on chemical transformations and the systems in which these transformations occur. With recent advances in the biological sciences, ever more of these transformations are being engineered to take place in biological systems, prompting the department to change its name from Chemical Engineering to Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2003. Building on advances in materials science, computing, and other areas as well, the field today is more diverse and dynamic than ever, and is well positioned to tackle on many fronts the wide array of issues facing society.
WHY I GIVE
In their own words, CBE Professor Emeritus R. Byron Bird and CBE alumnus Carl Heath describe their donations to the College of Engineering.