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Our mission is simple: conduct groundbreaking research that addresses a broad range of pressing world problems and educate engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Supporters of Stanford Engineering make it possible for us to carry out that mission.

From helping us launch new faculty and provide stable funding to seasoned faculty, to recruiting the best graduate students and equity and inclusion initiatives, there are so many ways you can have a meaningful impact on engineering at Stanford—and across the world.

Watch Dean Widom share some of her priorities for the school: 

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Funding tomorrow’s engineers

Equity and inclusion initiatives

The goal of Stanford Engineering’s Equity and Inclusion Initiatives is to ensure a more just and equitable engineering community.

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Bold beginnings

Faculty Launch Fund

Robust packages ensure new faculty can immediately set up labs, purchase equipment, and take on students. 



Endowed funds help us launch graduate-level students, honor the accomplishments of remarkable faculty, acknowledge the accomplishments of early-career faculty, and give departments the flexibility to pursue opportunities in ever‐changing scientific, academic and funding environments.

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Bring the best and brightest

Graduate fellowships

Help us recruit and support remarkable minds from across the world.

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Build the future of engineering

Data Science and Computation Complex

Welcome to Stanford’s new home for collaborative innovation to address today’s most urgent challenges.

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Support outstanding faculty

Endowed professorships

Endowed professors embody all that we value as a university — excellence, innovation, education, and service.

Contact a Stanford Engineering gift officer to learn how your gift can have meaningful impact.