Campaign for MAE West

Graduate Innovation Center (GIC) & Undergraduate Design Laboratories (UDL) Project:

The MAE Department, backed by the MAE Alumni External Advisory Board, is looking to make a major investment in the both the undergraduate and graduate student experience for the future. In order to support our growing student population, we are hoping to create the MAE Graduate Innovation Center (GIC) to be housed in what is currently known as “MAE West”.

This revitalization will enable us to consolidate and expand the MAE Undergraduate Design Laboratories (UDL) in EBIII which will allow us to bring back Motorsports teams like Baja and Formula SAE, and Solar Car to EB III where they will be closer to other Undergraduate facilities. In addition, there will be new space for Design, Build, Fly & High Powered Rocketry teams.

Our Vision:

Empower Top Faculty

Dr. Rabiei

Support the Future

MAE Student

Enhance Student Experiences

Dr. Bryant

Let’s Build a World-Class Department

Help us reach our goal of $1 Million, and create an everlasting impact.

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Fund the future!


Donations help the MAE department evolve and keep pace with the latest technology, while giving our students the skills, global awareness and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference in the world. Consider supporting the department today.

The Space:

The future lab space is located on the west side of campus called MAE West. This facility was built as a way to enhance lab infrastructure when the department used to be housed in Broughton Hall on campus.

The building has 6600 sqft of lab space, 850 sqft of office space and a 500 sqft conference room. In addition, the department has 3 barn type buildings adjacent to the main building each with 1500 sqft of space. The new center will include test cells for combustion, high speed aerodynamics, heat transfer, and advanced manufacturing. The laboratory will provide access to compressed flow and fuel lines to each cell, with upgraded internet access, laser safe testing space, and a machine shop for graduate students. Also included, will be upgraded supersonic and low speed wind tunnels.


Stay tuned for upcoming tours and events where you can see the impact you are having on our current and future students.