As a part of the $1 billion University-wide State Your Purpose Campaign, the College seeks to raise $130 million to advance our academic mission by strengthening the following characteristics that have made us exceptional:
- Fostering faculty excellence and recruitment
- Ensure student access and success
- Building upon outstanding educational programs and initiatives
- Providing cutting-edge research opportunities
- Matching infrastructure to aspiration
Areas of Excellence
We have a rich legacy of excellence in water research in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources, and work being done through our facilities and research centers will help us maintain a position of authority in the field and take our research to the next level.
Engagement in health issues uses an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on biomedical engineering, fighting diseases, and aiding persons with disabilities, as well as public health implications of environmental problems, such as emissions and air pollution.
Continued access to clean, reliable, and abundant energy is central to almost every major challenge the world faces today, and our students and faculty are developing environmentally conscious solutions through the creation of renewable energies, more efficient and resilient infrastructure, and advanced power grid technologies.
Our programs in atmospheric science, climate modeling, and environmental science are ranked among the top programs in the world. Cross-disciplinary focus and activities allow us to build on this reputation to solve not just today’s global problems, but also those of tomorrow.
Ensuring Student Access and Success
For many deserving students, an undergraduate or graduate degree is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations. There is no greater gift to these students, and our society, than the chance to pursue higher education and the experience that comes with it.
Your support offers the opportunity of a better future to students with the potential to change our world.
“Scholarships [like the one I received] prove that there are passionate individuals willing to aid others in achieving their goals. It makes it easier to work towards my career goal of participating in medical research and lets me focus more on my studies with less financial worry. This support helps me be more confident of reaching my goals because I know someone else believes in me too.”
— Carolyn Keating (’18)
Fostering Faculty Excellence and Recruitment
CSU’s reputation across the nation and around the world is intrinsically connected to the excellence of our faculty.
Your support is vital to recruiting the best scholars for endowed chairs and professorships who keep Colorado State University competitive with other top universities, strengthen our programs and reputation, and provide a world-class education for students that will last a lifetime.
“Our electrical engineering education is the foundation of our life successes. We want to support excellence in the classroom to ensure transformative learning experiences for future generations.”
— Lisa (’84) and Desi (’83, G ’84) Rhoden
Creating a Better Tomorrow Through Research
The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is known as a leader throughout the industry because of the innovative research pulsating through our departments.
Research that addresses important problems impacting our environment. Research that’s improving human health by the second. Research that’s creating new energy solutions. Research that’s lending itself to global water needs.
These projects not only contribute to a better world, they give faculty the opportunity to further their expertise, while offering students a space to gain practical, hands-on experience in their areas of study.
Your support is what brings these ideas to life.
“In the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, the opportunity to work on challenging and impactful research problems is an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience. Learning how to tackle open-ended problems and to work on interdisciplinary teams, and acquiring skills in laboratory and fieldwork are all reinforced in new and exciting ways through research projects. These projects range from summer internships to Honors theses and senior design projects, many of which are supported through the generosity of our donors.”
— Sonia Kreidenweis
Associate Dean for Research, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Supporting Educational Initiatives and Programs
The College places a strong emphasis on experiential learning in order to give our students the advantage they need to transition into the engineering profession and secure leadership roles in advanced technology fields.
Your support brings new experiences to our classrooms and labs, helps us maintain and forge ahead in the quality of academics we provide, and ensures we are able to meet new educational initiatives and encourage curricula reform.
“The education, the experiences, and the opportunities that CSU provided helped set up my career, from the technical aspects to learning how to work with people and how to lead.”
— Brittany Stinson (’02)
Matching Infrastructure to Inspiration
As we work toward achieving our goals in other areas throughout the College, it’s crucial we’re able to provide the space and facilities that our programs and faculty need to provide hands-on educational experiences. The need for additional and specialized space remains a priority to accommodate growing student enrollment and expanding research activities.
Your support allows us to retain outstanding students, faculty, and staff, and maintain exceptional programs through state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces.
“The Scott Bioengineering Building, with its innovative design and state-of-the-art technologies, will allow us to better educate our students and better prepare them to make an impact on our world. We are enormously grateful to the students and donors – particularly Walter and Suzanne Scott – who believed in this project and made it such a true success.”
— Tony Frank