College Priorities

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The college's funding priorities support the vision for people, places,and programs laid out in our strategic plan, Engineering 2020. Explore the items below to discover more about how your gift can support individual programs, facilities, priorities, and more, or learn more about how your support can help the college as a whole.

  • Dean's Fund for Excellence
    This fund gives the college's leadership the flexibility to deploy resources where they are needed most. Examples include offering competitive financial packages to students, providing support for faculty teaching and research, and advancing technology available in classrooms and laboratories. An annual contribution of $1,000 or more to this fund qualifies you to become a member of the Dean's Club.
    > Learn more about the Dean's Fund for Excellence

  • Department and Program Support
    Invest in one of our six academic departments or our many academic programs to enrich the learning experience for students.
    > Learn about department/program priorities

  • Endowed Chairs & Professorships
    Faculty are the college's No. 1 human resource. They teach and inspire our future engineers, lead world-class research initiatives, attract eminent students and scholars, and bring the college and university international acclaim. Yet the brightest faculty are in high demand — we must offer the benefits of endowed faculty positions to attract and retain the very best.
    > Learn more about endowed faculty positions

  • Graduate Fellowships
    Our goals to increase the proportion of graduate students in the college and at CU-Boulder can only be met with increased financial support in the way of graduate fellowships. These graduate students will work alongside faculty on research projects to meet global challenges, serve as teaching assistants to enrich our undergraduate education mission, and become future leaders.
    > Learn more about graduate fellowships

  • Buildings & Laboratories
    Expanded and upgraded classroom and laboratory space is vital as our college continues to grow in size and stature. We're seeking donors to support the Idea Forge, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, and the Aerospace and Energy Systems Building — programs that are priorities for the campus, state, and nation.

  • Undergraduate Support
    Financial support for undergraduate students continues to be a critical need. By supplementing university aid packages with scholarships and Earn-Learn apprenticeships, the college can attract and retain the most promising students, some of whom may not otherwise be able to pursue a university degree.

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