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Corporate and foundation relations

Corporate and foundation partners have many opportunities to engage with our college. For more information on the following, or to discuss customized opportunities, please contact Jennifer Jennings, at (517) 432-6573 or

Female student standing with Von Ehr holding her scholarship

Scholarships make it possible for deserving students to afford higher education without incurring large student loans or spending valuable study time working excessive hours. The college offers both need- and merit-based scholarships that enable us to successfully compete for the very top students.

Diverse undergraduate student CoRe Ambassadors dancing on stage during Colloqium

Bringing real-world expertise and challenges into the classroom and residential environment reinforces the relevance of studies in engineering and solving global challenges. Sponsorships for design projects, tutoring support, and labs and facilities help us offer students the support needed to succeed.

Male student standing and female student sitting in the EV scholar car

Designed to educate, engage, and connect students for career success, the Center offers opportunities to connect with students early and throughout their academic experience. Working with students as early as their first year to begin exploring career opportunities, the Center staff assists with placement in internships, co-ops, and part-time jobs, as well as career development.

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First-year Engineering students attending Colloquium and huddling around Sparty

Support services developed to ensure academic, personal, and professional success for a diverse group of students are offered through Broadening Participation K-12, Future Students, Multi-cultural Initiatives, and Gender and Sexuality Initiatives. Engagement and sponsorship opportunities vary.

Interim President, Teresa Woodruff is looking at a computer screen with a engineering student. The student is sharing her capstone project during Spring 2023 Design Day

The Capstone project represents the culmination of the students' engineering academic career and is required across disciplines. Students work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary challenges proposed by corporate partners. Corporate partners also have the opportunity to engage and mentor student teams throughout the semester.

Two black undergraduate students at a booth talking to a hispanic student who is interested in there student group

Engagement and sponsorship opportunities with Engineering student groups and vehicle teams vary and involve activities such as meeting presentations and invitations to special events.

Mechanical engineering students looking at a computer screen with a student wear some mechanical sensors that are displayed on the computer

Many opportunities to support students through the sponsorship of undergraduate student research scholarships and project-based work with faculty exist. Organizations also are invited to give technical presentation on research in their industry as well as sponsor professional development seminars for students.

Graduate students sitting on the ground on campus, huddled together to take a picture on one of their phones

Graduate students play a critical role in research and teaching and share their knowledge with colleagues around the world through publications, conferences, and professional development opportunities. Graduate students propel the college to the next level of excellence making competitive packages for every top-tier student admitted into the graduate program essential.

Two students in a chemical lab looking through a microscope

MSU faculty researchers partner with organizations to develop new ideas and test innovations. Opportunities to support these efforts include funding weekly speaker series, discretionary funding for faculty and students, masters/Ph.D. fellowship support, masters/Ph.D. fellowship plus internships, project/case studies, sponsored research, and testing and equipment.