The Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Program is made possible by a generous bequest of Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis. Dr. Mavis received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a professor of Civil Engineering at several universities and was Dean of Engineering at the University of Maryland from 1957 until 1967. He died in 1983.
The endowment directs, per the donors wishes, that the fund shall be used for doctoral students in The Grainger College of Engineering who desire to become engineering faculty.