Giving to the College of Science and Engineering
Sustained support from alums, corporate partners, and other friends ensures that College of Science & Engineering (CSE) students continue to receive the quality education that best prepares them for a meaningful career. Here, we highlight several specific areas where your support will impact students throughout the college. We also encourage you to explore the program-specific giving pages in the links on the side of this page and contact the engagement officers below with any questions.
The Integration of Science, Technology, and Engineering (InSciTE) program is a new academic initiative that provides CSE students with the communication, teamwork, and interdisciplinary skills they need for STEM jobs of the 21st century. This innovative new program fully engages the curiosity and enthusiasm of our students across the college while educating them in an environment that is closer to what they will experience throughout their careers. Please see the InSciTE home page to learn more, and please support the CMU students who will lead the way in solving our generation's most significant science and engineering challenges!
CSE boasts one of a handful of island-based field stations in the country. The CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan has hosted students for field-based courses and research over many decades. The topics and technology have changed over the years – for example, we currently receive multi-million-dollar grants from the US EPA to study the health of the Great Lakes, and we employ underwater ROVs and drones to aid in observational work – but one thing remains the same: the experience of bonding with your peers and professors while doing science in a unique, beautiful, remote natural environment. Please see the CMUBS home page to learn more, and please give to the Friends of the CMU Biological Station fund to ensure this unrivaled experience for future generations of students.
Central Sustainability is a student-driven platform dedicated to making the CMU community more sustainable through projects, policy, and programming. In a short time (founded in May 2020 and housed in CSE since 2022), this organization has had incredible success leading to more sustainable practices on campus and in the local community. Co-founders Eric Urbaniak and Teresa Homsi received the Campus Sustainability Student Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and the CMU campus achieved a Gold STARS rating from the same organization. Please see the Central Sustainability home page for more information about who they are and what they do, and please give to the Fire Up for Sustainability fund to support these exceptional students!
We appreciate support of all kinds from corporations, foundations, and other organizations with an interest in our programs. In addition to philanthropic giving, we build relationships around research partnerships, student projects, internships, and other employment opportunities. Please get in touch with our Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Dana Doman (contact info below).