The College of Engineering

In Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, our faculty and students come together from across disciplines — along with partners from industry and government — to tackle complex societal problems.

Our culture lays the foundation for revolutionary research and astonishing new technologies. With your support, we can enrich the engineering student experience, nurture star talent and leverage the power of our Advanced CollaborationSM approach and culture to revolutionize how we live, produce and interact in our communities.

A Message from the Interim Dean

Dr. Jonathan Cagan

As a world-class institution, the College of Engineering is committed to educating creative and technically strong engineers and pioneering solutions to global challenges. We do this with an unprecedented dedication to integrating across disciplines.

We’re known for building remarkable innovations, fit for the future world we all want to live in. Our unique integrating culture and approach to solving complex problems, Advanced CollaborationSM, is deeply native to Carnegie Mellon University. It enables our engineers to create breakthrough innovations in the dynamic, rapidly changing world around us.

Join us in the pursuit of tackling society’s challenges with your gift to the College of Engineering.

Your support will strengthen our learning-by-making student experience, expand our breakthrough research and celebrate our star talent. With these priorities before us, together we’re going to build tomorrow.

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What will you and the College of Engineering

Solving problems by leveraging the power of Advanced Collaboration

Solving problems by leveraging the power of Advanced Collaboration

The College of Engineering’s unique culture empowers our engineers to solve real-world challenges — from cleaner energy to eliminating the organ transplant list. Your support will accelerate the kind of revolutionary research that changes the world.

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Enabling engineers to create breakthrough innovations

Enabling engineers to create breakthrough innovations

By collaborating across disciplines and applying technology to their work, our faculty and students come together to tackle complex societal problems, pioneering fields from autonomous vehicles to additive manufacturing. Your support will revolutionize how every person lives, works and interacts.

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Producing exemplary engineers based on multidimensional learning

Producing exemplary engineers based on multidimensional learning

Well-rounded engineers educated in a culture of Advanced CollaborationSM and hands-on learning will be prepared to become the leaders and visionaries the future requires. Your support will enrich the engineering student experience to make this future a reality.

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Solving problems
leveraging the power
of Advanced CollaborationSM

  • Research Seed Fund
    Support promising ideas with critical early-stage funding, encouraging engineers to push boundaries and take risks that could pay off with high-impact breakthroughs.
  • Scaife Hall
    Empower future generations of engineers by helping us transform Scaife Hall into a state-of-the-art learning and research environment.

Enabling engineers to create breakthrough innovations

  • Endowed Professorships
    Support endowed professorships, which are a tremendous point of pride for the College of Engineering, giving some of our star faculty the funding needed to have more freedom in their research.
  • Endowed Fellowships
    Offer a support system for our best and brightest students, allowing these innovators to tackle real-world challenges in the lab, explore new ideas in the classroom and collaborate with leading professionals in industry.
  • Innovation Funds
    Help to address the greatest current needs of the college or department, providing, for example, resources for breakthrough research projects, equipment for labs or experiential learning opportunities.


Producing exemplary engineers based on multidimensional learning

  • Maker Ecosystem and the Tech Spark
    Support programming and initiatives within the Tech Spark —a cornerstone of the College’s maker ecosystem that spans student facilities in a renovated wing of Hamerschlag Hall and the new ANSYS Hall — including undergraduate student experiential opportunities, curriculum development, equipment and materials for hands-on learning experiences that enable undergraduate student activities, research and inventive hands-on learning.
  • Undergraduate Research and Travel Funds
    Fuel student growth through experiences and initiatives that promote exploration and understanding across disciplines and cultures.
  • Equipment and Instruction Funds
    Improve the capabilities of faculty and students to conduct groundbreaking research by creating access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources.
  • Leadership Academy
    Support professional development for faculty as they prepare for academic leadership roles and to accelerate skills in negotiation, management and strategic planning.

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Gena Henry
College of Engineering
Associate Dean for Advancement