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You Can Honor the Late Stephen Malkin by Supporting His Lecture Series

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department seeks to raise a minimum of $30,000 to fund the Stephen Malkin Annual Lecture Series in honor of the late Professor Malkin (1941-2013), a visionary, a leader, and, above all, an excellent mentor, who was the MIE department head for more than six years. The purpose of the Malkin Lecture Series will be to attract a wide variety of expert speakers, who will inspire our learning community on issues of innovation and progress in engineering fields involved with manufacturing. Several of Malkin’s academic and professional colleagues have already contributed to the endowment, with more than $10,000 raised. Now you can help us grow the fund to a sustaining level of $30,000 and thus enable this wonderful lecture series. Will you join us in making a contribution to the Stephen Malkin Lecture Series Endowed Fund?

The lecture series will be a fitting tribute to this celebrated engineering researcher and educator. Under Professor Malkin’s tutelage, students thrived and younger faculty members achieved – each enriched by his unique style of teaching and leadership. Malkin was an internationally renowned guiding force in manufacturing science who established the scientific basis of modern grinding systems, and he leaves behind a legacy of intellectual and professional rigor that will be reflected in the newly established lecture series named after him.

A prolific lecturer, Malkin’s stellar reputation drew invitations to speak at more than 65 industrial companies, professional associations, and universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. His professional experience also encompassed consulting with more than 35 industrial companies. It seems only fitting that we memorialize him by extending his love of shared knowledge to fellow engineers, students, and scholars.

Your gift will not only honor the man whose life’s work, researching grinding and abrasive processes, gained him numerous honors, including membership in the National Academy of Engineers, but it will also ensure that his memory as an educator, researcher, and mentor will live on.

To give to the fund, please go to and choose the following selections from the drop-down boxes: 1) College of Engineering; 2) Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Dr. Malkin Tribute.

If you have questions about the fund or prefer to send a check manually, please contact Paula Sakey, Director of Development for the College of Engineering, at 413-545-6396 or (March 2014)