College of Engineering Giving Links
Supporting our College departments, programs, and student organizations is easy! You can make a safe and secure online gift with a credit card by clicking on any of the links below. For more ways to give, please contact Kate Carinder, Senior Director of Development at [email protected] or 619-594-8264.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering Fund was established to support the emerging needs of the College. Funds are used at the discretion of the Dean and College leadership to ensure student success, faculty excellence, and research advancement.
College of Engineering Student Success
The College of Engineering has 30 student-led professional societies and organizations that allow students the opportunity to be engaged in the campus community, enhance their leadership and networking skills, and obtain valuable experience applying engineering principles in hands-on engineering project competitions. Gifts to the student success fund support the most emergent needs of our students.
Aerospace Engineering Department
The Department of Aerospace Engineering excels in teaching and research in traditional and modern Aerospace Engineering areas of study including: aerodynamics, jet and rocket propulsion, aeroelasticity, structural design and optimization, guidance and control, and space flight mechanics. Gifts to the Aerospace Engineering Department are utilized at the discretion of the Dean and Department Chair.
Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department
The three majors offered by the Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department directly affect the well being, health and safety of all citizens as students learn to design and supervise the construction of buildings, dams, transportation systems, and water and wastewater facilities. Gifts to the Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department are utilized at the discretion of the Dean and Department Chair.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department teaches students the latest technologies in communications, digital signal processing, opto-electronics, fiber optics, power electronics, power systems, bioelectronics, digital circuits, VSLI design, controls, multimedia, and computer networks. Gifts to the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department are utilized at the discretion of the Dean and Department Chair.
Mechanical Engineering Department
The Mechanical Engineering Department provides an education that seamlessly combines engineering theory, analysis and practice to prepare our graduates to address contemporary challenges in automation and control, bioengineering, energy and sustainability, novel materials, powder technology, mechanics of materials, robotics, and design and manufacturing. Gifts to the Mechanical Engineering Department are utilized at the discretion of the Dean and Department Chair.
AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair
The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering & Management Program has been offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Construction Engineering since 2008. Starting in Fall 2021, the program will expand to offer Construction Management degrees. Recruiting and maintaining high level faculty is a priority in building a successful program. The AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair Fund provides support for a faculty chair position in Construction Management.
Aztec Baja Racing
Aztec Baja Racing is the Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team at SDSU. Baja SAE is an international collegiate competition that challenges students to design, build, and race a 10hp off road buggy each year. Gifts to this organization enable the Aztec Baja Racing Team to compete in three US competitions during the spring semester that include a sales presentation, a design presentation, an acceleration trial, an obstacle trial, and a 4 hour endurance race.
Aztec Electric Racing (AER) is a competitive design team of multidisciplinary students
who work together to design, manufacture, test and race a Formula One Style Electric
Vehicle. Gifts to this student organization support participation in the annual Formula
Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Collegiate Design Series held in Fontana, California.
Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition focused on a student-designed and manufactured open-wheel race car. Gifts support student participation in the FSAE International competition.
Carol Forrest, P.E. Memorial Watershed Management Endowment
The Carol Forrest, P.E. Memorial Watershed Management Endowment was established in 2007 in memory of Carol Forrest, a Principal Engineer and SDSU alumnus, who made an extraordinary contribution to the watershed management field during her 28 years of professional experience. This endowed fund provides scholarship support to students studying water resources related to storm water and urban runoff.
Dean Monte Mehrabadi Memorial Fund
The Dean Monte Mehrabadi Memorial Fund was established in 2018 in memory of Morteza "Monte" Mehrabadi, Ph.D. Dr. Mehrabadi served as Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and Dean of the College of Engineering from 2014-2018. He was a leader of unprecedented growth in the College, dedicated to student success, and was kind and compassionate to all. This fund provides scholarship support to students in the College of Engineering in Dr. Mehrabadi's name.
Design Build Fly (DBF) is a student-run organization established to compete in the
Design Build Fly Competition, an international university competition hosted each
year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cessna Aircraft
Company, and Raytheon Missile Systems. Gifts help to support participation in the
Design Build Fly competition, as well as networking and outreach opportunities.
SDSU’s College of Engineering adopted the Femineer® Program in Fall 2016. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit a Femineer® affiliate university, while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders. The Femineer® Program serves as the outreach arm of the College's Women in Engineering Program. Gifts to the program fund provide general support for the Femineer® Program.
J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) Program
The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) Program in the College of Engineering is home to California's only program to offer Construction Engineering and Construction Management majors. The program was named by the Filanc family in 2006, and maintains strong connections with local industry and alumni who provide professional and philanthropic support to students and faculty.
Gifts to the CEM Program Fund provide general support for the CEM Program - http://campaign.sdsu.edu/CEM
Gifts to the CEM Hard Hat Campaign Fund honors the program's tradition of providing CEM graduates with a hard hat to wear at graduation - http://campaign.sdsu.edu/HardHats
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - SDSU Student Chapter
The SDSU Student Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is centered on improving the recruitment and retention of African-American engineering students. Gifts to this student chapter help support activities to stimulate and develop student interest in various engineering disciplines.
SDSU MESA Program
For more than 30 years, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program has supported underserved students to become the engineers and physical science professionals needed by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industry to compete in today’s global marketplace. The SDSU MESA program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. Donors may designate a gift to SDSU MESA exclusively for scholarships, or choose to make an unrestricted gift to SDSU MESA, which enables the program to respond wherever the need is greatest.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary student team that designs, fabricates, and tests underwater robotic vehicles for the annual international RoboSub competition hosted in Point Loma. Gifts to this organization support hands-on learning, team work and rewarding S.T.E.M. experiences from the completion of competitive robotic projects.
SDSU Rocket Project
The SDSU Rocket Project is a student-led organization that designs, builds, and launches liquid and solid fuel rockets. Gifts to the SDSU Rocket Project Design Fund enable students to develop complex rocket projects and gain hands-on engineering design experience.
Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) - SDSU Student Chapter
The SDSU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a student organization with the goal of empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. This fund helps to support the academic, leadership, and networking opportunities that the Chapter provides to its student members.
Troops to Engineers Program
The Troops to Engineers (T2E) Program is a unique program currently offered only at SDSU for veteran students pursuing undergraduate and graduate engineering and computer science degrees. The program was established in 2011 and provides custom career assistance for student veterans seeking to improve their professional development skills, find paid internships, and secure an engineering specific job upon graduation from SDSU. Gifts help to provide general support for the T2E Program.
Women in Engineering Program
SDSU’s Women in Engineering (WE) Program was created in Fall 2019 to engage and provide support for undergraduates, graduates, and female faculty to create a welcoming community within the College of Engineering. SDSU’s WE provides resources and various opportunities to help them succeed at SDSU in addition to the opportunity to network and be mentored by local SDSU alumnae and industry representatives. Gifts to the WE Program Fund help to provide general support for the program.