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The Importance of Philanthrophy

Think your gift, large or small, won’t matter?  Think again!

Providing a world-class education is expensive.  With support from the State of California dwindling to its lowest level (per student) in history, philanthropic support from our many individual and corporate donors has become key in enabling us to continue to deliver the stellar educational experience that students expect at SDSU.

Students Working on a robotIn 2009-2010, the College’s alumni and friends gave over $1 million in critical annual contributions, scholarships and planned giving to support the mission and programs of the College.  Give Now

In addition to our annual campaign, SDSU’s College of Engineering receives many critical gifts that allow us to expand our programs and conduct cutting edge research:

  • FilancIn 2005, the Filanc family endowed $3 million to the College to establish and support the J. R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program.  Since then the program has grown to over 150 students and has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • QualcommQUALCOMM Inc. has provided over $1.5 million for the College of Engineering’s community outreach programs, such as Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
  • Nearly 10% of our full-time engineering faculty are supported through Leonhardendowed chairs including the new William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowed Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering.




Top 10 Reasons to Support SDSU 

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SDSU Mechatronics Takes 1st

The SDSU Mechatronics Club took first place in the 18th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) RoboSub Competition.


Welcome New Faculty

The College of Engineering welcomes our six new outstanding faculty starting in Fall 2015.

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Engineering & Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

The EIS Complex is a key piece in the drive to become a top-50 public research university. Not only will it enhance SDSU’s teaching and research capacities, it will also help attract the best and brightest research faculty and students. 

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Design Day 2015

Design Day 2015

Thank you for joining us at our annual 2015 College of Engineering Design Day!  


K-12 STEM Education at SDSU, the Project Lead the Way Program

San Diego State will be hosting over 240 teachers for Project Lead the Way, beginning June 14-July 25, 2015 - it's the largest class yet.

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Zahn Innovation Center

Zahn Innovation Center

Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.

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