Give to LIDS

Help Create Opportunities at the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems

Giving to the LIDS Discretionary Fund provides the Lab with unrestricted funds that can be used to help meet our most pressing needs. These gifts create opportunities, help keep LIDS at the forefront of the field, and improve quality of life in the Lab.

Our goal is to raise $75,000-$100,000 each year from alumni and friends.

Examples of projects that could be financed by such gifts include:

  • Lab Space & Technology Enhancements

    The LIDS community is growing, both here at MIT and around the world. An increasingly important need is making more physical and virtual space to accommodate our growth, including enhanced lab and office space, and improved communication technologies, such as video conferencing and live streaming for LIDS events.

  • Student Enrichment & Professional Development

    LIDS consistently attracts an outstanding cadre of graduate students. One way to continue doing so is by providing as rich an educational experience as possible. To that end, discretionary funds may be used to provide fellowships, send students to professional conferences, and towards other enrichment activities.

To make a donation to the LIDS Discretionary Fund, please click on the button below.

Give to LIDS Discretionary Fund

The Michael Athans Fellowship Fund

The Michael Athans Fellowship Fund was started in 2008 with the aim of providing support to outstanding first-year graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The fund honors the significant impact and influence that Michael Athans has had on theory and practice in systems and control.

For a one-page flyer detailing more information about the fund, click here.

To make a donation to the Michael Athans Fellowship Fund, please click on the button below.

Give to Michael Athans Fellowship Fund