Give to Engineering

The Campaign for Engineering

Our vision

We develop creative thinkers, incubate big ideas and advance innovation to solve society's most pressing problems. From purifying water to revolutionizing health care, producing clean energy to protecting our environment, the new generation of engineers has the knowledge and drive to transform the world. As one of the nation’s top-25 engineering schools, we are poised to have a remarkable impact on the grand challenges of our time, to create new jobs and to help drive the economy – but only if you join us.

Together, we will create a boundless future where engineers will lead the changes that build a better world.

Our fundraising goals

At the College of Engineering, we have identified three priorities with a goal of raising $350 million. Learn more about our campaign progress.

Our top priorities are:

Dean’s Fund for Excellence »
Unrestricted gifts to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence go directly toward addressing the College's most pressing needs or are used to strengthen ongoing student or faculty programs.
College of Engineering Students First Endowed Scholarship »
This fund provides need-based scholarships to engineering students from across the College.
Dean’s Endowed Fellowship »
This fund provides financial assistance to graduate students in the College of Engineering.
Engineering Capstone Design Fund »
A capstone, or senior design project, is the centerpiece of an undergraduate engineering education at the UW. Gifts to Capstone Fund will allow students to pursue their professional interests, work in a team and tackle complex, full-cycle design—taking their project beyond the classroom or the lab and into the real world. Learn more about the Capstone Fund.
CSE Building Phase II »
The new state-of-the-art CSE building will accommodate the Department of Computer Science & Engineering’s recent and future growth. Learn more about the Campaign for UW Computer Science & Engineering.


Support engineering departments

Make an impact in the department that matters most to you. No matter what your passion, there is a fund to match. Learn more about the priority funds for each department.


image from video of 10 year-old Jayna trying out orthoses in the UW Ability Lab

Helping the body heal, feel and move again

From the Ability & Innovation Lab to the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the College of Engineering is innovating novel devices to help people of all abilities live out their dreams.

Helping the Body Story

Stephanie Stanek, HCDE major and scholarship recipient

Make an Impact

Private support makes amazing things possible. Hear from two engineering students about their research and educational experience and the impact of private support on their education.

Impact of Support Video

Hwang family photo

Giving Spotlight: CJ and Elizabeth Hwang

Inspired by their quadriplegic daughter, CJ and Elizabeth Hwang created professorships in electrical engineering to support research on spinal cord injury rehabilitation technologies. The Hwangs' gift stands to improve the lives of over 300,000 people with spinal cord trauma.

Hwang Family Story