I am pleased to announce that a donation from engineering alum Ron Seidel will help students develop essential “soft skills” with the launch of the Ron Seidel Engineering Leadership Institute this coming spring.
Engineering isn’t just about numbers, designs, and materials—it’s about leadership. Key attributes to becoming a leader in engineering practice are to bring together teams from various disciplines, communicate, make decisions, be self-directed and ethical. We are grateful that Seidel knows the importance of leadership in engineering and is generously supporting this critical focus for our students.
A group of 20 students will be selected to be the first cohort in the two-year, self-paced program that includes professional training in leadership, communication, well-being, time management, and community engagement. Seidel’s gift will provide participating students with stipends, funding for books and supplies and travel to conferences. It will also support distinguished lectures from well-known leaders in engineering fields.
Tuesday, November 27
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. For the fourth year in a row, the College of Engineering calls upon alumni and friends to help us make a difference for our engineering students.
ONLINE GIFTS: Get matched up to $500 per household when you make your gift online at giving.nmsu.edu between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on #GivingTuesday. A total of $100,000 is available for matching. Be sure to indicate that your gift is for the College of Engineering.
FIRST-TIME DONORS: Make your first gift and get matched up to $500 per household online OR in person at #GivingTuesday Headquarters in Corbett Center Student Union’s Aggie Lounge, November 27. A sum of $25,000 is available for matching.
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WRITER: Minerva Baumann
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