Support the Sidney Lu MEB

Consider Supporting the Sidney Lu MEB

The Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building will help MechSE maintain its place among the nation's elite engineering programs for decades to come. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we have nearly reached the $41M needed to fund the project. But we are not done yet! It will take additional gifts for us to reach the total amount. 

Please consider partnering with us in one (or more!) of the following ways to make this transformation a reality. 

Purchase a personalized paver

Create your own permanent imprint at the University of Illinois!  A paved brick Plaza, at the center entrance facing Green Street, is a beautiful new feature of the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building - and you can be part of it by sponsoring a paver brick with a personalized engraved message. 

Your inscription could honor a friend or family member, memorialize a cherished professor, or show the world you're a supporter of MechSE at Illinois. An engraved paver can also be a unique, meaningful, and lasting gift. 

Learn more and order your paver today >>


Name a classroom, lab, or other space

Our naming opportunities in the Sidney Lu MEB abound, from labs and classrooms to study spaces
and even the student center that contains our new Starbucks. You can leave your mark on MechSE for a lifetime.

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Give to the Sidney Lu MEB general fund

When you support the Campaign to Transform MEB, you help strengthen the education, innovation, and community
that have come to define the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. 

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