Alumni & Giving

Give to Rice Materials Science and NanoEngineering

The Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE) in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of knowledge in materials and producing the materials scientists and engineers of the future. We create, innovate, discover and develop the materials to enable the technologies that improve lives and solve the world’s most pressing problems. Join us in engineering excellence by pushing the boundaries in advanced materials.

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Every gift, no matter small or large, makes an impact

Whether you choose to give back through an annual gift, establishing an endowment or or supporting a department funding priority, every dollar counts. In fact, most gifts to Rice Engineering are less than $1,000 but together they add up to millions for student awards, academics, research and programs so we can educate leaders and tackle grand challenges. If you are interested in discussing how you can make a non-cash gift such as appreciated stock, Donor Advised Fund (DAF), IRA Charitable Rollover, or through a deferred gift vehicle such as a bequest, please contact and we would love to help facilitate that donation.

About the Materials Science and NanoEngineering Department Excellence Fund

Rest assured that contributions made to the Materials Science and NanoEngineering Department Excellence Fund are used in the best way possible to secure the department’s vision and support our students. These funds enable the chair to direct donations to areas of highest priority, supporting outstanding faculty and students and fostering responsibility for future engineers to achieve excellence. Examples include providing support for mentoring, summer research internships, design teams and undergraduate research along with lectures and conferences.