J.B. Speed School of Engineering

The mission of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering is to serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the engineering profession by providing high-quality educational programs to all students; engage in research and scholarship that will extend knowledge; and assist the economic development of the regional, state and national economies through technology transfer.

J.B. Speed School of Engineering Priorities Total:

$44 million

Our Needs

download PDF bookletFor the J.B. Speed School to meet our objectives, we need:

To build additional classroom, laboratory and office space for the mechanical engineering department.

Amount needed: $15 million

To upgrade 150,000 sq. ft. of space in two buildings on the Kentucky Trailer property to house faculty and student projects from various departments.

Amount needed: $4 million

To expand the faculty to include two endowed chairs, at a cost of $2.5 million each, and two endowed professorships, at $2 million each, in areas determined by the dean.

Amount needed: $9 million

To expand the faculty of the department of mechanical engineering by four faculty members, requiring an endowment of $1.5 million each.

Amount needed: $6 million

To establish an endowment that yields new revenue in the amount of $500,000 annually to hire at least five individuals to staff research laboratories in renewable energy and environmental stewardship.

Amount needed: $10 million

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