Partnerships & Giving

Giving Opportunities

Our faculty, staff and students are changing the world around them through Learn by Doing. The College of Engineering is committed to student success by recruiting a broad cross section of students that includes women and students from groups that are historically under-served in engineering; providing a space where hands-on learning allows students to break down big challenges and solve them with systems-level approaches; and expanding opportunities for applied research.

Support from our external partners – alumni, parents, and corporate partners – directly enhances the Cal Poly Engineering experience. Whether supporting a stronger student body, deepening traditions of academic excellence or expanding innovation-driven initiatives, your support powers Learn by Doing forward. Learn more about giving opportunities, or contact a member of our College of Engineering Advancement team.

College of Engineering Dean's Innovation Fund

The Dean’s Innovation Fund is an opportunity for donors to have a direct impact on the success of our students and faculty. This fund enables the Dean to support immediate funding needs that arise over the course of the year to support research projects, leadership development and education experiences for students. Past support led to the creation of our Summer Undergraduate Research Program and currently supports classroom and lab needs to ensure we continue to deliver hands-on learning opportunities in a virtual environment.

Donors who support the Dean Innovation Fund with gifts above $1,000 are invited to join the Dean’s Club for Innovation (PDF). To learn more about how to support the Dean’s Innovation Fund, contact our Advancement Team.

Industry Partners

A leader in engineering education, the College of Engineering promotes project-based learning to link theory with hands-on practice. The College of Engineering works closely with industry through a broad array of partnerships that offer opportunities to invest in innovation, cutting-edge engineering education and the next generation of leaders in engineering and technology.

Cal Poly Engineering works collaboratively with companies and tailors partnership opportunities based on company goals and objectives. For example, opportunities can include supporting students both in and outside the classroom; recruiting and retaining world-class faculty, and enhancing in our learning environments. Contact our Advancement Team to learn more about partnership opportunities.

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