Giving Opportunities

MMET Development Fund

Monetary gifts help students by attracting world-class faculty with extensive industrial experience, supporting faculty and student projects, maintaining advanced facilities and equipment for the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs and its Machine Shop, and funding opportunities for real-world application and experience. All of these elements are necessary to provide tomorrow’s engineers with the skillset needed to contribute on the job from day one.

Zachary Richard Podkul Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Richard T. and Catherine F. Podkul established this endowed scholarship in honor of their dear son, Zachary Richard Podkul. This scholarship is intended to ease the financial burden for students who share Zachary's MTU experience and who also live with a chronic health condition. He will always be remembered by his Michigan Tech Family and Alumni.

A Skilled Workforce for Industry

Michigan Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are hands-on problem solvers.

They fill a critical need in business and industry, both in technical and managerial roles.

Your gifts will directly impact the education of students who are going to make great contributions to the skilled workforce that is needed by industry today.

To learn more about how you can support Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology at Michigan Tech, contact Professor and Chair John Irwin.

Giving Contact

John Irwin

  • Professor and Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE)