A sincere thank you to alumni, friends, and organizations for your financial contributions to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Your donations provide students with funds to further their academic and research careers at UW-Madison, and help us remain one of the leading engineering departments at one of the premier educational institutions in the nation.

Your gifts, no matter the size, has enabled us to subsidize the costs of textbooks, educational experiences abroad, student travel to academic conferences, awards for our best TAs and instructors, as well as need-based financial aid. Thank you!

Give To:

The Materials Science and Engineering Fund provides unrestricted gifts to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering for discretionary use by the Department Chair.

The Materials Science and Engineering Design Course Fund will support undergraduate design and research coursework and projects in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, or at the chair’s discretion.


The John H. Perepezko Student Support Fund will support undergraduate and graduate research, conference travel, and other scholastic activities.


The purpose of the Ying Yu Chuang Memorial Fund for Graduate Support is to provide annual awards to graduate students in need within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


The Ian M. and Victoria L. Robertson Engineering Scholarship Fund is to assist undergraduate students in the departments of Engineering Physics (specifically a nuclear engineering student) and Materials Science and Engineering.


The Carl Loper Student Activity Fund was created to honor Emeritus Professor Carl Loper. This fund shall support undergraduate and/or graduate student activities within the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.  Such activities could include, but are not limited to, registration and travel to professional conferences including ASM, AFS, AWS or TMS.

The David Turnbull Memorial Graduate Student Award Fund in Materials Science was created to support graduate students and reward their academic/research excellence.

The purpose of the Frank J. Worzala Memorial Scholarship is to support undergraduate students who exhibit excellence in their studies and passion for materials science.

Gifts to the Raymond G. and Anne W. Herb Endowment Fund in Materials Science support the recruitment of research assistants in the Department of Materials Science.