Alumni Spotlight: Jared Fiorentine

Jared Fiorentine

Jared Fiorentine

Fulbright Research Grant winner to study solar systems in Chile

Jared Fiorentine, an Honors College student who graduated in 2011 with a degree in mechanical and energy engineering with minors in mathematics and music, won a U.S. Student Fulbright Research Grant to conduct research on concentrated solar systems in Chile.

Alumni Spotlight: Charn Uswachoke

Charn Uswachoke

Charn Uswachoke

"UNT is a top-quality school, and I want to help the next generation have a better education so that we can have a better world."

– Charn Uswachoke ('73 M.B.A), who donated a gift of $22 million, the largest gift in UNT history

Alumni & Friends

 

Get involved with the MEE community

At UNT’s School of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, we love our alumni, and we want to stay connected with our growing community. We would be thrilled to see you at upcoming UNT events and chat with you over our social media networks to learn about the many ways you continue to excel. We hope to see you at your next visit back to UNT, and we invite you to use the resources on this page to stay informed about the latest UNT news and events. Don’t forget to update your contact information so we can stay in touch!

The MEE department launched the MEE alumni network. In May 2014, the first MEE Alumni Network President Jeff McKee welcomed graduating seniors and their families. 

MEE Alumni Network May 2014

UNT alumni: Powering our green light to greatness

Our alumni and friends make a big impact. From giving time as volunteers to supporting scholarships and programs with monetary donations, our community network provides a dynamic energy that propels our students and university to do bigger and better things. Thank you for all of the ways you continue to give back. We look forward to seeing the many ways UNT will prosper in the future because of your faithful generosity.

How do donor gifts impact the university?

Gifts of every size matter. They enhance student learning, support scholarships, create endowed chairs and professorships, fund faculty and student research and creative endeavors, and elevate UNT's prominence and reach – both locally and globally.

Committed supporters — those who believe in what the university is doing and where it is going – are the driving force behind the energy that is allowing UNT to become a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university.

Gifts to the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering are increasing, which has allowed continued development of innovative learning, teaching and scholarship initiatives — all of the things that are fundamental to UNT's mission as a public research university. At a time of declining or flat state support, UNT’s donors and their generous gifts directly impact students and the quality of their education because they make possible the margin of excellence that sets a program apart and makes it truly great.

Did you know?

Gifts of all sizes enable our students to pursue their educational dreams! Annual gifts of any size help provide scholarships and support for undergraduate and graduate research

  • $100 can purchase a required manual
  • $200 can help students participate in national competitions
  • $400 would enable students to enroll in specialized summer workshops, working with renowned instructors and faculty
  • $500 covers the cost of one hour of a summer class for a graduate student, who is most likely also conducting research and teaching undergraduate classes at the same time
  • $800 could support a student's semester abroad, allowing the student to acquire an invaluable global perspective
  • $1,000 could fund a student's otherwise unpaid internship

Ways to give to UNT

  • Major Gifts play a significant role in university development. They fund many of UNT’s most important scholarships, fellowships, lectureships, campus improvements and more.
  • Endowed Gifts create a legacy that will impact generations of UNT students because they provide a steady stream of support from permanently invested funds, ensuring the long-term success of the university. Contributions can be designated to scholarships, professorships, buildings, departmental chairs and programs.
  • Annual Gifts are yearly opportunities to invest in the ongoing work of UNT. Each time you give to this core support for UNT, you provide for student research, equipment acquisition, scholarships and faculty development. Gifts can be designated to a specific department or area of the donor’s choice.
  • Corporate and Foundation Giving helps ensure the viability of our schools and colleges. Establishing these relationships strengthens our academic, programmatic and research capacities.
  • Volunteering leverages the expertise and connections of our alumni and friends. Volunteers do guest lectures in classrooms or open doors to student internships. They serve on the department or college’s advisory boards, where they help us stay abreast of industry practices. In a fundraising campaign, our volunteers are on the front lines raising money for the college and telling our story.

Want to know more about getting involved?

Visit Giving to UNT or contact the Division of Advancement at (940) 565-2900 or giving@unt.edu