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CEE alumna supports U-M through matching gift from ExxonMobil

CEE alumna begins an endowed scholarship fund through the College of Engineering.| Short Read
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When Kim Mai Hamilton (BSE CEE ’05, MSE ’05) attended the University of Michigan, she was a scholarship recipient. Fast-forward a few years, she is now a project manager at ExxonMobil interested in giving back to U-M.

Motivated by the 3:1 ExxonMobil match, she contacted the College of Engineering to express her interest in starting an endowed scholarship fund. With her company’s match and a special one-time U-M match, Kim’s personal gift will have a total impact of $185,000 over five years!

What someone might consider to be a small gift could actually be much more impactful thanks to many companies’ matching gift policies. ExxonMobil, for example, presented a check to U-M in May for $207,000…just from matching its employees’ annual donations to U-M.

Please check with your HR office or click here to determine if your company offers a matching gift program and consider making a donation to the Victors for Michigan campaign.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read