An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills.
This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing UMaine’s Vision for Tomorrow campaign to over $148 million of the $200 million goal, Mills says.
“This investment builds on the remarkable growth and success of UMaine engineering, one of our seven Signature Areas of Excellence,” Hunter says. “We’ve seen a 70 percent growth in undergraduate enrollment in the College of Engineering since 2001. The Engineering Education and Design Center will help the College of Engineering expand its capacity to help meet student demand and Maine’s need for engineers.