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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 received ABET accreditation
  • 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.




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Design Day 2014

Design Day 2014

Thanks for joining us at our annual College of Engineering Design Day! View photos of the event.

Project Lead the Way 2014

Cracking Eggs and Sorting Marbles

San Diego State hosted 120 teachers for Project Lead the Way - it's largest class yet.

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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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