Students in the field


Regardless of the amount, every financial gift we receive has a direct and profound impact on our ability to continue the AEM tradition of academic excellence.

Your support helps us in many ways:

  • Students benefit from scholarships, financial aid, and travel opportunities, all of which attract the brightest learners to our programs.

  • Funding allows our award-winning faculty members the ability to make groundbreaking discoveries while working alongside some of the world’s foremost thought leaders through endowed academic positions.

  • AEM facilities remain on the cutting edge of technology to foster continued innovation with real-world implications.

John D. Akerman Memorial Fund
Support the instructional activities of the Senior Capstone Design Courses.


AEM Strategic Initiatives Fund 
Help us meet the needs of the department by providing support for resources such as scholarships, equipment, student team projects and competitions, and special programs.


AEM Excellence Fund
Provide departmental support to promote graduate education and research.


AEM Laboratory Equipment Fund
Funds will be used for departmental classroom/teaching labs including the purchase of new equipment technologies, replacement, maintenance, or repair, and computers and software to improve or enhance the delivery of instruction.

Development Staff Contact

Please consider making a gift in support of these Department funds, or to learn about additional giving opportunities, please contact Kathy Peters-Martell at 612-626-8282 or