David A. Tayabji

David A. Tayabji (BS 05)
Modernization Plan donor
Magnusson Klemencic Associates

The CEE department is on the leading edge of research and development and has produced some of the best and brightest leaders in our profession. In order to continue with this tradition of excellence, it’s important to continually invest in the department’s infrastructure.

While I have fond memories of Newmark Lab, it was unfortunate that so many classes and student group meetings had to be held in other buildings on campus. The new facilities in the Yeh Student Center are a significant improvement to Newmark Lab and a great first step in the modernization plan. I donated to the CEE Modernization Fund so the department can continue its investment to improve the student experience. These improvements will strengthen the department’s ability to attract the top engineering students. I firmly believe today’s Illinois CEE students are tomorrow’s leaders. I encourage all my fellow alumni to contribute.