QUT Giving Day 2019 was a true celebration of giving with 1982 donors and 308 social media ambassadors raising $762,480 for QUT programs to create a better tomorrow.
This included more than 600 QUT alumni, staff, students and friends donated $75,750 to support six exciting science and engineering research and STEM outreach programs, and 370 people donating nearly $450,000 to the Learning Potential Fund.
Spurred on by the pre-commitment of generous Challenge Gifts from donors, project staff and social media ambassadors enthusiastically reached out to their networks to invite people to donate to their choice of 22 QUT programs profiled through QUT Giving Day.
They did such a great job that #QUTGivingDay trended on Twitter on Thursday, 16 May.
Science and Engineering Faculty Executive Dean, Professor Gordon Wyeth, thanked the donors and supporters who so generously contributed to Science and Engineering programs.
“With your support, we won’t have to imagine what is next for STEM education and research because the generosity of our community is taking us there. We are truly grateful to our students, alumni, staff and donors for sharing our passion and vision for a greater tomorrow,” said Professor Wyeth.
Thank you to everyone who has supported these programs:
- Extreme Science and Engineering Van (SEF Widening Participation team) – 73 people donated $3,782 to unlock BMD’s $25,000 Challenge Gift ($28,782 in total)
- Waste-Free World (IFE and SEF collaboration) – 186 people donated $9,160 to unlock a $3,000 Challenge Gift from Anomi Bruynius and Tolerro, and a $5,000 contribution from IFE ($17,160 in total contributions)
- Sustainable and Nutritious Food (Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities) - 163 donors gave $4,471 to unlock a $5,000 Challenge Gift from Elo Life Systems ($9,471 total raised)
- Save the Reef – Virtual Reef Diver (SEF, ACEMS and School of Mathematics) – 70 donors gave $2,722 to unlock Dr John Puttick’s $5,000 Challenge Gift ($7,722 in total)
- Revolutionise Nanoscale 3D Printing (Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Dr Sarah Walden and team)– 65 people gave $914 to unlock $5,000 in project support from Evonik Industries ($5,914 in total)
- Nanotechnology to Fight Hospital Infections (SEF and IHBI collaboration led by Professor Prasad Yarlagadda) – 56 people donated to unlock $5,000 in Challenge Gifts from InTech and Professor Yarlagadda ($6,704.20 raised in total).
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