The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide nationally competitive and accredited professional programs at baccalaureate and graduate levels. These programs develop creative leaders through an environment conducive to experiential learning and research. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences aspires to achieve national recognition in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science. SEAS offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and its newest program – a PhD in Engineering and Computer Science.
As the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education, UDC is a member of the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering (AMIE) organization, which represents the 15 HBCU’s that have accredited engineering programs. UDC currently has the only Biomedical Engineering program among HBCUs and recently established two national research centers – The Center for Nanotechnology Research and Education and The Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology and Research.
Your contribution help SEAS arm its students with skills and knowledge needed to face global challenges, find solutions to community problems, and meet the talent demands of industry. More than ever, we need your support to advance faculty research and retain academic excellence our professors provide.
Please help SEAS empower students to follow their dreams and achieve their highest levels of human potential. Please help our faculty continue innovative research.
Feel free to send a check or money order to UDC Foundation, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Bldg. 39-3rd FL, Wash DC 20008. Please enter “SEAS” on the check memo section.
UDC Steel Bridge Team from ASCE Student Chapter selected to compete in the National Steel Bridge Competition:
UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Steel Bridge Team placed second position in the Regional ASCE Virginia Conference, and participated in the National Steel Bridge Competition. The UDC team successfully reached the national competition after only three tries.
NASA and Partner Announce Finalists in the 2019 Mars Ice Challenge (December 4, 2018):
NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) selected 10 university teams to participate in NASA’s 2019 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge. The finalists will design, build, and test prototype systems capable of extracting water from ice deposits buried beneath simulated lunar or Martian soil. University of the District of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science Team will design Firebird Ice Rectifier and Extractor (FIRE), along with other universities including, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Boston, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Houston, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and West Virginia University.
UDC offers a several ways for you to support the next generation of our nation’s leaders. We invite you to explore this section for the best option for you. Whether you are making a pledge, giving by check, credit card, stock or real estate, you will help secure the future of our great university! Use the links below to find out more!
Other Ways to Support UDC
Gifts with an Immediate Impact – Annual Gifts to the UDC Fund
Annual gifts are a high priority for UDC. Annual UDC Fund gifts augment appropriated funds and tuition dollars where the needs are greatest. These gifts not only assist us with maintaining and enhancing existing programs, but also allow for the planning and implementation of promising new programs.
How these gifts help:
UDC continues to thrive and provide quality services because of support received through the UDC Fund!
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual UDC Fund have an immediate and significant impact, providing critical support to students in the form of scholarships and financial aid as well as subsidizing new programs, initiatives and operating expenses.
Restricted Annual Gifts made to the UDC Fund are especially meaningful because they provide much-needed operating funds that supplement appropriated funds and tuition dollars. Donors may designate their UDC Fund gifts for specific purposes such as scholarships, support for academic departments, or technology improvements.
UDC Fund gifts may be matched by a donor’s employer through corporate matching gift programs. Donors should contact their employers about their matching gifts program when making a gift to UDC Fund.
Annual gifts can be made any day of the year – and thanks to online giving, any time of the day or night. The University’s fiscal year begins October 1 and runs through September 30. The Office of Development uses this fiscal year to determine the level of giving in a particular year. Typically, once an alum or friend makes an annual gift to the UDC Fund, he or she will not be contacted again by the Office of Development for another gift to the UDC Fund for the remainder of the fiscal year. However, many supporters proudly make multiple gifts to the UDC Fund in a fiscal year. The university is grateful for your support and welcomes your gift to the UDC Fund, whenever it is convenient for you!
Donors often respond to appeals made through direct mail, phone outreach, or online giving. Our most loyal supporters often send their gifts to the UDC Fund unsolicited. You may too! UDC Fund gifts to support the University of the District of Columbia may be made through the UDC Foundation. Checks made payable to the Foundation may be sent to:
UDC Foundation, Inc.
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
An outright gift is one that has an immediate benefit to the University. Cash, real estate, securities, and other assets can be given outright. As a donor, you may specify which program, department, scholarship, etc. that your gift will support. You may designate your gift to the Legacy Fund (annual fund) or to support a specific university department or program.
Cash gifts are an excellent way of supporting the University. These gifts may be made with actual cash or with credit cards, checks, money orders or through direct deposit, payroll deduction, wire transfer or electronic transfer. If your gift is mailed to the Foundation before the end of the calendar year and you itemize when doing your taxes, you may be eligible for an income tax deduction for that year. Gifts of cash may be deductible for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Cash contributions that exceed the deduction limit may be carried over and deducted in the following five tax years.
You may wish to fulfill your annual gift in two or more installments during the year. When contemplating a special gift, donors find it useful to extend their pledge over several years. The Foundation accepts pledges for as many as five years and will work with you to arrange a payment schedule that meets your needs. For more information, contact the Foundation, at 202. 274.5312 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost any marketable real estate within the United States may be contributed to the Foundation, with an equity value after selling costs estimated at $50,000 or greater. Residential real estate located outside the United States is accepted if it appears to have equity value after selling costs in excess of $100,000. Real estate accepted outright by the Foundation is immediately sold so the proceeds can benefit the university’s students, faculty, and programs.
The Foundation accepts securities which are traded on the New York, American, NASDAQ, or Pacific Coast Stock Exchanges.
The Foundation values a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds (per IRS regulations) at the mean value on the date of transfer to the Foundation. The Foundation gives the donor credit for the gift at this value, not the value realized by the ultimate sale of the asset. The Foundation defines the date of transfer as either the date a security is received in its account at its brokerage house, Morgan Stanley, directly from the donor’s account, or the postmark date on the envelope when the donor mailed the certificates.
To make a gift of stock to the University of the District of Columbia, please follow the instructions below:
Please contact the Foundation at 202.274.5312, if you would like information on gifts of other assets. You may also email us at email@example.com.
Some donors arrange to have their gifts fulfilled through their estate. These gifts are often larger than the amount the donor can comfortably give through current income and are made with accumulated assets. In all cases, you should consult legal counsel concerning making your deferred gift. Typical deferred gifts include:
Making a gift through your will is perhaps the easiest way to provide meaningful support. It can be as simple as adding a codicil to your current will. You can state a specific dollar amount, specific property, or a percentage of your estate.
There are several ways to give a life insurance gift. You may give a fully paid policy naming the Foundation as the beneficiary. You may transfer ownership of a policy that is not fully paid and continue to pay the premiums, or you may purchase a new policy and name the Foundation as owner and beneficiary.
Making a gift to the UDC Foundation through a charitable trust allows you to provide current income to yourself or someone you care about. At the end of the trust period, the trust’s assets become the property of the Foundation. The Director of Development will work with you and your legal and financial counsel to help you to achieve your philanthropic goals.
You may arrange to support the University in perpetuity through an endowed gift to the UDC Foundation. Endowed gifts may be made through any of the current or deferred giving vehicles mentioned above. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.