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AET students in light-up costumes during Ride the Synthwave event in 2022, sponsored by Nelda Studios

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Thank you for taking the first step in nurturing the next generation of inspired thinkers, makers, and innovators ready to change the world. Together, we can lead in designing a better future.

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Your Gift Supports...

Student in burnt orange UT shirt asking a question during George Aye's Fall 2022 lecture for the Center for Integrated Design at SDCT

Student Success

Increased scholarships and experiential learning opportunities ensure that our students can focus on their education and unlock their professional potential.

Design professor Jiabao Li introducing guest speaker Poala Antonelli at the Thompson Conference Center in Fall 2022

Faculty Excellence

Your support helps attract and retain a vibrant, diverse, and innovative community of world-class talent.

AET Professor Yuliya Lanina's class installation in the PLAI Lab at the School of Design and Creative Technologies

Space to Create

Help modernize and provide space for our students to discover, create, and be inspired while using the latest design and immersive technologies. 

Our Sponsors

Karl and Nelda Buckman smiling in front of the Lamborghini Countach replica created by SDCT students

Karl and Nelda Buckman

Karl and Nelda Buckman are igniting creativity through immersive, experiential art. Their $2 million gift will establish the Buckman Center, an immersive technologies studio and lab dedicated to the collaboration between design and emerging technologies in immersive performance, sound design and recording, and innovation in interdisciplinary arts and entertainment fields.

Mike Reese and family posing in front of new sign for the Michael Steen Reese Design Studios in Anna Hiss Gymnasium

Mike Reese

Mike Reese has pledged  $1 million to create the Reese Foundation Excellence Fund for Product Innovation Endowment to benefit SDCT. This gift will support a partnership between the College of Fine Arts and the Cockrell School of Engineering, which will bring together technological innovation and human-centered creativity to develop programs and classes around industrial and product design.

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Our Executive Director and Associate Dean for Development, Sondra Lomax, is ready to answer questions and help you find the right opportunity to support SDCT.

Send Sondra an email or call today at (512) 471-6468.