woman standing outside entrance to Centre for Engineering InnovationThe UWindsor Engineering COVID-19 Action Fund will address the challenges of the fight against a global pandemic

Engineering fund to support action against COVID-19

From students and professors who have pivoted to remote learning and teaching, to the rapid response of researchers who have joined the fight against a global pandemic, COVID-19 has had a far-reaching impact across the UWindsor campus.

In response to the growing needs of the Faculty of Engineering, it has established the UWindsor Engineering COVID-19 Action Fund to accelerate time-critical research, help students who are experiencing hardships, and maximize curriculum resources for online distance learning.

Engineers are essential to finding innovative solutions to problems that are critical to society. As highlighted in the latest issue of WE, researchers, students, and community partners have come together to find innovative solutions to challenges sweeping the globe.

Many students are experiencing hardships, dealing with the uncertainty of employment and internships, a reduction or loss of part-time work.

Transitioning the curriculum online and maximizing resources for distance learning has become vital to ensuring students continue to have access to a high-quality education. This includes adapting traditional labs to online platforms so students can learn safely from home, bringing them high-fidelity experiences in areas such as aerospace, control systems, and robotics.

Support engineering education today by making a donation to this Action Fund at www.uwindsor.ca/donate — designate to “Engineering COVID-19 Action Fund.”

To make a greater gift or learn more about how you can support urgent funding priorities during these challenging times, contact Katie Mazzuca, major gift officer, at katie.mazzuca@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 5959.

—Kristie Pearce

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