Giving to Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Evergy Solar PanelsMicrogrid @ John Bardo Center: A grit from Evergy provides research and educational opportunities to ECE students 

Well-wishers and donors can help the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department create new opportunities and sustain existing programs. Areas with critical needs in the department are undergraduate scholarships to promote diversity, enhancing facilities to promote applied learning, graduate fellowships to enhance teaching opportunities, student travel funds, faculty development, and alumni engagement. General donations will be used by the department leadership to support the department’s objectives in line with the university's mission. 

The ECE Department welcomes Permanently Endowed Funds, which will help the department maintain excellence in specific areas. Your endowment will be maintained in separate account to preserve your identity, and the purpose of the gift. The ECE Department works very closely with College of Engineering and WSU Foundation to help the donors identify appropriate philanthropic opportunities. 

Evergy has been a great partner with Wichita State University. Their 30+ years of support to the electric energy and power program at Wichita State has made the program excel in both education and research. Recently Evergy celebrated a successful partnership with one of our faculty members, Dr. Ward Jewell, by honoring him with a named faculty fellowship.

General Gifts 

Each contribution makes a huge impact to the ECE Department. Based on the needs, the department would make use of your gift to enhance student experience. The current continual needs are epically in supporting student travel to professional conferences, supporting the activities of IEEE and IEEE-HKN, and supporting professional guests. Thank you very much considering your support to the ECE Department and allow us to continue producing next generation engineers.

WSU Foundation provides multiple options as detailed in this link. If you plan to support the ECE Department, please ensure the followings:

  • For online donation, chose the following under “Colleges”. Select “Engineering” as the college followed by “Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering” as the fund.

  • To write a check, make it payable to the "Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering" and send it to the following address. Your check will be deposited in the department's foundation account.

    ECE Department
    Wichita State University
    1845 North Fairmount
    Wichita, Kansas 67260-0103


One of our faculty members, Dr. M. Edwin Sawan, created an Endowed Scholarship for international graduate students. Sawan family established this fellowship in memory of his wife, Maha “Maggie” Sawan. This honors her lifelong dedication to education and service to family and community.

Dr. Sawan is a devoted teacher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Even though he retired in 2009, he continues his commitment to provide excellent education to our students.

MMS Fellowship

Endowed Gifts 

Your investment in specific gifts targeted towards student experience, faculty development and general excellence would strengthen the department’s growth. Some of the ideas to support the department are:

  • Named Scholarships: This will provide support to undergraduate students who are interested in specializing in certain areas within the ECE department.
  • Named Graduate Fellowships: This will help the department attract top graduate students to the Ph.D. program.
  • Named Travel Grant: This will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students to travel to conferences and present their research outcomes.
  • Named Laboratories: This will provide general support to maintain the laboratories and invest on state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Named Professorships: This will provide supplemental support to an outstanding faculty member.
  • Named Memorial Endowment: This will permanently memorialize a ECE member or well-wisher and provide a permanent revenue stream to be applied on an annual basis.

For more information, please contact.

Magnus Assarsson
Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering