Honorary and Memorial Funds
Honorary and memorial funds provide an opportunity for you to recognize a person or persons who have had an impact on you, your career, the college, the community, or the world. Your gift ensures that their talents and contributions are recognized in perpetuity through the ongoing success of the college, its students and faculty.
The College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology is the largest research center at the University of California at Riverside and addresses society's most pressing environmental challenges in air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation. The friends of CE-CERT Fund provides unrestricted support for CE-CERT and helps the center to deliver on its mission to lead environmental education, collaborate with industry and government to improve the technical basis for regulations and policy, create new technology, and contribute to a better understanding of the environment.
Gifts to the many CE-CERT Scholarship Funds from alumni, parents, friends or organizations can be designated to support undergraduate or graduate students, specific faculty researchers, or a general area of interest. These gifts can also be unrestricted to provide flexibility in supporting emerging centers of excellence, new initiatives and areas of greatest needs.
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If you are a current student or researcher at CE-CERT and would like to be considered for these awards or would like additional information regarding eligibility, please email us at email@example.com.
Our Current Donors and Awards
Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Award
This award is for full time graduate students in the mechanical and/or chemical sciences who are engaged in engineering research, and who have superior academic skills. Preference is given to women and/or underrepresented minorities.
Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship Award
This award is in support of graduate fellowships in Engineering in the College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology for full time students in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
G. Neal Richter Student Support Fund in Energy Innovation
This award provides financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students studying alternative energy at CE-CERT.
Jacques and Eugene Yeager Families Endowed Chair
This award supports teaching and research activities at CE-CERT.
Jim Guthrie Research Award
This award was established to encourage academic excellence and critical thinking in CE-CERT research areas. Selection is based upon review of written research papers on projects conducted at CE-CERT.
Joseph Norbeck Memorial Fund for Student Success
Established in memory of Joseph Norbeck, CE-CERT’s founding faculty member and director. This award provides support to full-time graduate and undergraduate students in environmental engineering who are engaged in experimental research at CE-CERT. The funds are primarily used to develop the student’s laboratory skills as well as their oral and written communication skills. These funds can also be used to support a student’s participation in and/or travel to research conferences, the purchase of research materials, or as a summer research/internship stipend.
Packard Foundation Fellowship in Environmental Engineering
This award supports a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental engineering to enable research that will help us to better understand air pollution issues.
Salim Khan Award
This fellowship is intended to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses in the following academic year for students with an academic standing of 3.0 GPA or higher.
Tanfeng Cao Award
This award is to support the conference travel needs of CE-CERT graduate students (both domestic and international).
William Pierson & The Ford Foundation
Awards provided for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Bourns College of Engineering. The Ford Undergraduate Award was established by an endowment to the Bourns College of Engineering from Ford Motor Company to encourage and aid undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher in pursuit of careers in engineering. The William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship was established by an endowment to the University of California, Riverside, from Ford Motor Company to aid graduate students with an academic standing of 3.0 GPA or higher in pursuit of careers in engineering and doing research at CE-CERT.
J. Wayne Miller and Thomas Durbin Graduate Research Award
The J. Wayne Miller and Thomas Durbin Graduate Research Award is dedicated to the UCR CE-CERT Emissions and Fuels Research (EFR) group faculty advisors: J. Wayne Miller, Thomas D. Durbin, Kent C. Johnson, Georgios Karavalakis, and David R. Cocker, who have mentored many chemical and environmental engineers over the years. This award is named after the two elder advisors from the EFR group. Through this award the EFR alumni recognize and celebrate the faculty mentorship, dedication and hard work which helped to launch many successful careers for Bourns College of Engineering alumni in the engineering field. The goal of this scholarship is to provide inspiration and an example of perseverance, hard work and commitment to future graduate students, just as our advisors did for us during our university research experiences.
Other current awards
Other current awards that support CE-CERT include the the CE-CERT Regional Properties, Inc. Endowment, the Advanced Engine Technology (AET) Endowment, Johnson Ruel, and Roberta Nichols.