Dear Friend of the Chemical Engineering Department of UPRM:

As most of you know, the Chemical Engineering department of the University of Puertologo_inqu_fundraising_camp Rico at Mayagüez is one of the largest undergraduate departments of Chemical Engineering in the US with ~100 BS graduates per year. In addition, since the year 2000 we started a PhD program that has soon become one of the best PhD programs in PR and the largest Hispanic PhD graduating program in the US with ~25 PhDs in the last five years. However, maintaining the strategic balance between a sound undergraduate program and the research growth of a PhD program is never easy. In order to achieve this goal, our 28 faculty members contribute in diverse sectors to balance our strengths and create synergistic growth.

In these tough economic times, our sources of funding are limited. Therefore, we would like to request your financial support for various specific items in our portfolio:

  1. Graduate Research Assistantships: Funding is required to provide graduate research assistantships for the stability of our PhD program, especially to support new faculty members in early stages of their careers, but also to help graduate students complete their degrees after their primary source of funding concludes.
  2. Facilities/Infrastructure: Funding is required to maximize our physical space and to maintain the classrooms and laboratories in optimum condition for the benefit of our undergraduate and graduate students.

Please click on any of these items and you will be directed to a quick and save website to process your monetary transaction. You can use your VISA, MasterCard or Banco Popular ATH card. The minimum amount requested is $30, but you could give as much as you find appropriate. Please make sure that the item that appears in “Servicio” matches the item that you want to support. You will receive an email from the Institution with a receipt of your transaction. Please send a copy to Nora Rodriguez ( for our records. Your help disseminating our Fundraising Campaign is always welcome and appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this donation opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Department of Chemical Engineering