College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

597
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140% of 425 Donor goal
$191,602
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Matt Zanderigo photoMatt Zanderigo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorCyndee Gruden, CEPS Dean matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for CEPS Graduate Student Support

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300,000
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Brice Pearce photoBrice Pearce gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMay-Win Thein and Genise Bonacorsi '94 gave $1,200 because 60 donors gaveJust for Society of Women Engineers

An Anonymous DonorEd Bates '79 gave $5,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Chemical Engineering

An Anonymous DonorNoah and Jeanna Elwood gave $5,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Tech Camp Fund

An Anonymous DonorSam McKay '66 '72G gave $5,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Physics and Astronomy

An Anonymous DonorMarietta Harrison '70 gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Chemistry

An Anonymous DonorJonathan Brown '11 '13G gave $5,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Computer Science

An Anonymous DonorJonathan Brown '11 '13G and Jim and Marianne Banks gave $8,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for Electrical and Computer Engineering

An Anonymous DonorDeb '77 and Mark '77 Brewitt gave $10,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Earth Sciences

An Anonymous DonorProfessors Emeriti Ken Flesher and Nancy Kinner, and Rob Tillotson '77 gave $13,000 because 60 donors gaveJust for Civil and Environmental Engineering

An Anonymous DonorProfessor Don Hadwin and Maura Spellman '85 gave $13,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for Mathematics and Statistics

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $20,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Mechanical Engineering

An Anonymous DonorA group of generous CEPS supporters gave $47,500 because 425 donors gaveJust for College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Gifts to College of Engineering and Physical Sciences contribute to...
The (603) Challenge 2023
12,605 Donors - $2,952,880 Donated
105%
About

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) empowers creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers and leaders to make a difference. With world-class programs and faculty mentors, students actively engage in rigorous academics and hands on learning and research opportunities to have an impact in their profession, their community and the world. None of this would be possible without the support and generosity of loyal donors, like you.

For the first time, generous donors have engineered an area challenge for every department. With so many great options to give back to your favorite department, program, student group, or college initiative, you can have an impact wherever means most to you with huge impact!

Our flagship fund, The CEPS TECH Fund allows us to adapt to the evolving needs of our students college-wide through collaborative learning, community building, and innovative programs.

Also new this year, the Graduate Student Support Fund provides immediate, increased financial support for this important student population, driving graduate student success and a rising tide of achievement in CEPS.

Wherever you choose to give back during The (603) Challenge, thank you!


These generous underwriters have pledged more than $140,000 in matching and challenge funds across CEPS during this (603) Challenge!


Updates
Last Call for Dogs of CEPS and The (603) Challenge

This is it folks! - the final hours of the 2023 (603) Challenge

Areas that still need your support to meet their area challenge = Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, and UNH Tech Camp!

Callie has joined the Dogs of CEPS race from Environmental Engineering to support her pal Tucker in Civil Engineering, but they need your help to take the crown! Which of these pups will lead the pack?

Find out this and more when the challenge concludes, but make your gift before midnight, because it's still anyone's game!

412 days ago by BROOKS OLIVER
Final Day of The 603 Challenge!


It’s the last day of the 603 Challenge and that means new donors get a match! The Grand Finale Bonus Challenge is an all-time high of $90,000 that will be split evenly among all new donors who give today. 

Your gift can also help propel an area of CEPS closer toward their donor goal and unlock additional bonus funds! Here are some areas that could use a little extra push to reach their goals: 

Chemical and Bioengineering – these funds help ensure all eligible students receive some type of scholarship support as well as provide for DEI initiatives in the department 

Mathematics and Statistics – uses funds to provide scholarship support to students, and likely will support the new Mathematics Center (MaC) 

CEPS Tech Camp – gifts support participation for middle and high school kids to take part in a STEM learning summer camp 

412 days ago by Aaron Bencks
Support Earth Sciences - Give Ollie the zoomies!


All this support for Earth Sciences is giving Ollie the zoomiesAnd who can blame him? Proceeds from the Earth Sciences gift fund allow students to apply for project and research funding in the spring as well as support graduate student research in the summer. These important opportunities improve our understanding of the Earth, and the processes that affect it, while providing students with valuable experience. 

By giving to Earth Sciences you can help them reach their goal of 25 donors and unlock an additional $10,000 in bonus funds! 

413 days ago by Aaron Bencks

The NH Numbers Bonus Challenge (where the first 1,000 donors who make a gift with 6, 0, and 3 in the total get a 50 bonus added to their gift) is the perfect time to support student groups at CEPS. 

These groups benefit greatly from expanded funding provided by the challenge, and always rally their members to claim the bonus! 

Learn more about what student organizations provide for our students in our Celebrating Community with CEPS day video!

413 days ago by BROOKS OLIVER
New fund for graduate student support!

The excitement of UNH’s flagship fundraising event provides the perfect backdrop to share a new philanthropic initiative in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). We are so excited to announce that alumni, parents, and friends can now directly support one of our most important populations: Graduate Students.

The CEPS Graduate Student Support Fund provides immediate funding for graduate students across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Increasing financial support will ensure that our graduate students have the necessary resources to fulfill their critically important roles as researchers, teaching assistants, and mentors.

To jumpstart this initiative, Dean Gruden has offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $3,000 in gifts to this fund. Give today at https://www.givecampus.com/cam... to show your support for our graduate students!

414 days ago by BROOKS OLIVER
UNH Tech Camp


College students aren’t the only STEM studiers here in CEPS. UNH Tech Camp uses gifts to fund participation for middle and high school kids attending summer camp at the college. In Tech Camp, these eager learners are inspired through collaborative, hands-on activities, bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life.

In the past, donor support has helped make it possible for young STEM learners to attend the camp free of charge. Today, you can help Tech Camp reach their goal of 20 donors and unlock an additional $5,000!

415 days ago by Aaron Bencks
UNH Society of Women Engineers!

One of our star student groups, UNH Society of Women Engineers, has their own area challenge during this #UNH603. Check out their video to learn more about how SWE builds community and what it means to our students.

Will you help us reach 60 SWE donors and unlock $1,200?

415 days ago by BROOKS OLIVER
The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

The (603) Challenge is heating up and there are so many great areas of CEPS for our donors to give to, like the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Gifts to the Olson Center will help them hire more student interns, who will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of industry projects. It will also allow them to take on more independent projects that will better the world.

The center has put together tons of fantastic content and created a great (603) Challenge webpage. You can learn more about the transformative things happening at the Olson Center and how giving can help this important program both on their website, and in this video produced by their hardworking team:

OlsonCenter603Challenge.mp4

416 days ago by Aaron Bencks
Dogs of CEPS!

The (603) Challenge is officially underway – and we’re kicking off voting in our annual ‘Dogs of CEPS’ competition. Here’s the deal: we’ve picked dog mascots across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) and your gift to your favorite area (or dog) is your vote for #1.

The winning area will fetch $1,125 in additional funding from Julie Palais ’78, polar glaciologist, and author of Sathi: The Street Dog from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Keep an eye on your email for a fun bio of your department's dog (an special area challenge!) and cast your vote/gift now to take advantage of $300,000 of matching funds, matching up to $300 per donor until funds run out. Let’s do this CEPS!

 

416 days ago by BROOKS OLIVER

CEPS Area ChallengesCheck the challenge board to see your favorite department or program's progress to unlocking additional funds!
Department/ProgramDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Mathematics and Statistics: $13,00046$14,60740115.0%
Civil and Environmental Engineering $13,00064$19,53560106.7%
Physics and Astronomy: $5,00024$5,98120120.0%
Chemical and Bioengineering: $5,00032$7,73730106.7%
Chemistry: $5,00070$12,14250140.0%
Mechanical Engineering: $20,00060$26,85250120.0%
CEPS Tech Camp: $500024$5,40820120.0%
Society of Women Engineers: $1,20072$4,34060120.0%
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences: $47,500596$191,602425140.2%
Earth Sciences: $10,00031$12,22525124.0%
Computer Science: $5,00039$8,40930130.0%
Electrical and Computer Engineering: $8,00057$13,51540142.5%
Dogs of CEPS LeaderboardFollow this leaderboard to see which department or program's pup is in the lead in the Dogs of CEPS competition!
Department/ProgramDonorsRaised ($)
Physics and Astronomy24$5,981
Mathematics and Statistics46$14,607
Chemical Engineering32$7,737
Computer Science39$8,409
Mechanical Engineering60$26,852
Earth Sciences31$12,225
Civil and Environmental Engineering64$19,535
Chemistry70$12,142
John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center14$461
Electrical and Computer Engineering57$13,515
Student Org Leader Board
OrganizationDonorsRaised ($)
Students for Exploration and Development of Space17$1,242
Society of Women Engineers72$4,340
Mechanical Engineering - UNH Precision Racing Team2$80
Mechanical Engineering - Mini Baja Team1$6
Engineers Without Borders6$321
EVO - Electric Vehicle Organization9$35
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon45%Alumni
Suitcase icon19%Faculty/Staff
Book icon14%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Friends icon9%Friends
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Paul College Dean's Advisory Board and Friends
Gave $120,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $110,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $80,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $57,000 during a Challenge!
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COLSA Development Board and Friends
Gave $55,000 during a Challenge!
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Matt Witkos '89, Jack Sebastian '88 and Bob Phillips '76
Gave $55,000 during a Challenge!
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Sustainability Advisory Board
Gave $48,000 during a Challenge!
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A group of generous CEPS supporters
Gave $47,500 during a Challenge!
Frederick & Adele Pulitzer, Elizabeth & Kevin McGann, Angela & David Hiley, Todd & Julie Black, John Morrison '76 and Susan '85 & Michael Labrie photo
Frederick & Adele Pulitzer, Elizabeth & Kevin McGann, Angela & David Hiley, Todd & Julie Black, John Morrison '76 and Susan '85 & Michael Labrie
Gave $39,000 during a Challenge!

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