Support Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

group photo of the team with their plane.

Your impact

Your gift to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will enhance the education and lives of our students and can support faculty, too.

These discretionary funds can be used wherever there is a need to improve and support student activities, experiences and research, which can raise the profile of our department as we excel to be a top 25 program.

Supporting MAE

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering uses its funds to support four specific areas:

Experiential Learning

Members of the SEAS Student Club Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) drive their Baja vehicles in the grass lot near the Bookstore on North Campus in February 2021. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki This image has been approved by UB’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety to align with current health and safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your gift will help support student needs for clubs, projects, supplies and materials, attending conferences and enhancing their educational experiences.


One student uses a drill press while another looks on. They appear to be drilling into a metal object.

Funds will be used for student laboratory upgrades, new computers, and can be applied to other student activities such as conference travel.


Mostafa Nouh, MAE professor moves several tubes around, and explains things to an associate as student work on a white board in the background.

Our carefully structured research budgets leave little room for additional, but essential, activities such as upgrading research equipment, or sending graduate students to conferences. Your gift can support research and enhance student educational experience. 


Two students discuss research in front of a poster with several figures and text. The photo is from the University at Buffalo's Mechanincal and Aerospace Engineering poster competition.

Support for the scholarship fund helps undergraduate students with their tuition, books and other academic fees.