Current Initiatives


Brian Hartman Memorial Scholarship

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman, '86 B.S. Civil Engineering , was a significant advocate for the College of Engineering. He often supported the Concrete Canoe, Bridge Building competitions, and Engineering student scholarships. Learn more about Brian's legacy.

Nevada Chapter AGC is helping the Hartman family establish a memorial scholarship for Brian. Please consider making a donation in memory of Brian. Online donations can be made using the link below or by following the instructions below to send a check.

Please make checks payable to: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and mail to: Mailstop 0162, Reno, NV 89557. Please note Brian Hartman Scholarship in the check memo. Thank you.


Dr. Saiidi pledges $50,000 matching gift to the M. Saiid & Sohila Saiidi Professorship

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno has been evolving into a premium entity in the past 40 years with substantial national and international recognition because of the rigor, determination, and tireless work of its faculty, its ever-expanding state-of-the-art facilities, numerous externally funded grants, and the internal support at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Saiidis believe that recruiting internationally recognized, energetic, visionary faculty is the key element of the continued qualitative and quantitative growth of the program.  The Saiidi Professorship is a vehicle towards that goal.  Professor Saiidi and his wife, Sohila, fully appreciate the importance of strengthening this vehicle.  To this end, they have pledged to match any donations made to the Saiidi Professorship endowment of up to $50,000 for 2021. 

Give by December 31, 2021 to have your gift matched

If you would like to discuss ways you can contribute to the legacy of Dr. Saiidi through a gift or pledge to the M. Saiid & Sohila Saiidi Professorship, you can contact Flynn Ginty, director of development at (775) 682-7696.

You may also make a gift directly by using the button below.

Development team

Flynn Ginty

Director of Development
(775) 682-7696 | WPEB 443