When Giving is Academic
Michigan Engineering faculty members have proved again and again that they have an unselfish devotion to the welfare of others, a sense of social responsibility, strong convictions about issues of importance – and a commitment to quality education. So it’s no surprise that faculty members contributed significantly to Progress & Promise: 150th Anniversary Campaign.
Walter J. Weber, Jr.
Walter J. Weber is the Gordon M. Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He’s a world authority on water science and technology and has been an invaluable asset to the College throughout his career – as an instructor, researcher and Michigan Engineering ambassador. He stepped up again during Progress & Promise: 150th Anniversary Campaign, endowing the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professorship of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering.
- Read more about Weber
Michael P. Wellman
Michael P. Wellman, a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, created an innovative e-commerce course and succeeded to a large degree in presenting a coherent view of a key emerging field at the intersection of scholarship, technology and commerce. He revitalized the artificial-intelligence curriculum at Michigan Engineering and has made several widely acclaimed and fundamental contributions to research in the field. He’s drawn attention worldwide for his research in market-oriented programming, decision-making under uncertainty and economic approaches to artificial intelligence. And he made a significant impact on Progress & Promise: 150th Anniversary Campaign with the creation of the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professorship of Computer Science and Engineering, named in memory of Morris Wellman.
- Read more about Wellman
Paul B. and Ruth A. Hays
Emeritus professors might not be on campus as often as they once were, but they continue to support the College. For example, each year, one undergraduate student in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) receives the Paul B. and Ruth A. Hays Scholarship. Paul Hays (BSE AA ’58, MSE ’60, PhD ’64), who retired in 2000, is Dwight F. Benton Professor Emeritus of Advanced Technology. The scholarship was the first ever established for AOSS undergraduates.