School of Computer Science
At Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, we don’t just practice computer science — we defined it. We did the same with artificial intelligence. Since our founding, we’ve focused on making things that go into the world and change it for the better. We’re dedicated to continuing that work and ensuring that students from all backgrounds can study computer science.
We embrace a broad, highly collaborative view of computer science, and our ranking as one of the top computer science programs in the country reflects how successful that mindset is. We’ve pioneered technologies in fields that range from computer speech and vision to search engines and human-computer interaction.
Overall, we hold true to our roots: we offer educational programs that train the next generation of innovators to solve real-world problems and improve the way people live and work. Our faculty members and research initiatives do the same. With your support, we can ensure that this tradition continues well into the future.
What will you and the School of Computer Science
Leading the world in computer science research.
SCS will define the future of computer science, AI research and invention by drawing on its history of innovation and investing in students and faculty members who are the best in their field. Your support will accelerate SCS’s research and intellectual leadership.
Producing society’s expert computer scientists.
The School of Computer Science will meet the growing need for computer scientists in the world by expanding access to a life-changing education and creating a more inclusive pathway for young technology leaders. Your support will define the future of the field.
Growing the global pipeline of computer science talent.
The future of humanity requires outstanding computer scientists prepared to transform how we live, work and play. Your support will build programs that engage communities underrepresented in the field, and prepare a much larger, diverse group of computer scientists for the future.
Help us make it possible
Leading the world in computer science research
- Endowed Chairs
Provide faculty with funding that inspires their teaching, fuels their research and assists us in recruiting great educators and researchers to the School of Computer Science.
Secure an education for graduate students regardless of financial circumstances to prepare the next generation of computer science leaders.
- Research Support
Support critical funding to accelerate promising areas of research by faculty and students.
- Dean’s Innovation Funds
Help the School of Computer Science to envision, develop and implement innovations for an increasingly technology-driven world.
- Research Facilities
Accelerate discovery across our departments and disciplines by creating research spaces that help innovation flourish.
Producing society’s expert computer scientists
- Teaching Professorships
Empower faculty with funding that advances their teaching and advising and assist us with recruiting and retaining the brightest minds.
- Education Facilities
Fuel students’ educational journey as leaders, scholars and computer scientists with spaces that support and elevate teaching and learning in computing.
- Undergraduate Scholarships
Recognize talented undergraduates with scholarships that free them to immerse themselves in their education, their passion and their work.
Growing the global pipeline of computer science talent
- K-12 Outreach Funds
Attract and retain more students to computing, information technology and robotics through outreach initiatives that provide educational programs for teachers and students from primary through high school.