B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology
We are proud and excited to launch this new degree program, designed to meet industry needs, produce world-ready graduates, and deliver research that has immediate and lasting impacts. Now that curriculum has been approved, our next goal is to enhance the funding available for the program to renovate facilities, hire more professors and graduate assistants, fund scholarships to recruit top students, and fund research. Gifts of money, equipment, and services – at all levels – are needed to launch this shared effort.
Naming opportunities in the Gifford Building and the Lory Student Center Microbrewery are available with gifts ranging from $15,000 to $1 million:
The environment where our students learn and our faculty teach and conduct research is literally the foundation of a quality program. Facility renovation is currently our most important need. First-class facilities provide CSU with opportunities to recruit leading scientists and top students, and, therefore, are what will differentiate us as being the best fermentation program in the country. Within our new degree program, there are several spaces that can be named with gifts ranging from $15,000 to $1 million. They include classrooms, lab space, offices, equipment and institutes.
While we already have a robust and generous scholarship program at Colorado State University, thanks to our many thoughtful and generous donors, adding this new degree program in Fermentation Science and Technology, means that we have a need to fundraise for scholarships specific to students majoring in fermentation. Scholarship support is a primary way to recruit and retain top students. One-time scholarships start at $1000, and an endowed scholarship, which remains at CSU in perpetuity, starts at $25,000. Alumni contributions are wonderful ways to express gratitude and help future and present students.
We are fortunate to launch this new degree program on the shoulders of several outstanding faculty, but as we anticipate student interest and enrollment to grow, we will need to add additional faculty to keep up with this need and to expand our research capabilities. Donor named endowed professorships and chairs, which start at $750,000 and live in perpetuity, allow donors to help Colorado State University write a job description where the new faculty member’s expertise lie and ways this new faculty member will contribute to the program’s overall mission and vision.
Research at Colorado State University is designed to meet the needs of those we work to serve, and the FST program is no different. Our ability to address the industry’s needs comes from our faculty’s ability to compete for research grants and also secure support from donors and industry partners. Donations of all sizes can be given to support research, and faculty can work directly with industry to pursue solutions for current challenges and needs.
Gifts made for the FST program’s general purposes allow for much needed flexibility, a true necessity in higher education. Discretionary support allows us to respond to emerging opportunities and unforeseen needs. In this regard, donations of all sizes can be pooled together to make immediate and lasting impacts.
Thanks for partnering with us to prepare students for exciting careers in fermented food and beverage industries.
All gifts will be recognized and appreciated!
For more information on supporting the program, please contact:
Kim Winger, Director of Development
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