Philanthropy

Higginbothams answer Messner challenge, endow new professorship

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham at dusk with the Midtown Atlanta skyline in the background. (Photo: Gary Meek)

For William E. “Bill” Higginbotham, BCE 1976, it was a no-brainer. The opportunity to endow a professorship in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering "at half price" was to good a bargain.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Messners launch $5M faculty endowment challenge

Michael and Jenny Messner. (Photo Courtesy: The Messners)

Longtime School of Civil and Environmental Engineering supporters Jenny and Michael Messner have made a transformational donation that will match $5 million in gifts that support the School’s faculty.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Engineering a better world: Students apply their knowledge through philanthropic groups

Oloo, Uganda, community members stand with the water pump that Engineers Without Borders has helped them construct.

In a small neighborhood in Nicaragua, numerous women and children die from smoke exposure in their homes every year. The combination of the open flames of their stoves and poor ventilation in kitchens exposes families to harmful substances as they breathe in carbon monoxide and other particles. Tech students have done what other organizations have tried and failed to do: they designed a cook stove that is cost-effective, sustainable and clean.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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