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From the Dean

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Dean Ayanna Howard

Passionate supporters and partners like you advance our efforts to educate future leaders and innovators, pursue novel solutions to critical challenges, and create a truly diverse and inclusive home for all Buckeyes.

Your generosity is why the College of Engineering has surpassed its $450 million goal in Time & Change: The Ohio State Campaign well before its expected 2024 end date. While this is undoubtedly a cause for celebration, we will continue to partner with donors to achieve other vital goals, such as increasing student scholarships, supporting top-quality faculty and research, and completing the ambitious Gateway to Engineering facility to help us reimagine engineering education.

This issue of Forward highlights a few recent examples of the impact of your philanthropy. From empowering students to build bright futures for themselves and their communities, creating better environments for learning or developing technology that keeps humans out of harm’s way, your support truly makes a difference! 

Thank you for being a champion for our students, faculty and researchers, and investing in their potential to improve our world.

Together we thrive,

Ayanna Howard, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering
Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair