Jacobs School embarks on an aggressive path of forging partnerships with campus leaders to launch key initiatives centered on education, research and service. Engineering is a force for social good - the impact of its three part mission (Educate tomorrow's technology leaders, Conduct leading edge Research and Drive technologies) will transfer discoveries for the Benefit of Society. Our Contextual Robotics Institute, EnVision Maker Studio, Institute for the Global Entrepreneur and more will bring fundamental solutions to challenges in medicine, global policy, energy, natural resources and beyond.
From day one of their undergraduate career, Jacobs School students are treated as engineers. Learn how you can support hands-on project courses that bridge engineering principles and real-world contexts.
The Jacobs School is transforming its undergraduate curriculum to ensure that hands-on engineering is a core component of every student’s training. From freshman through senior year, students will participate in progressively challenging projects that teach prototyping, project planning, systems-level thinking, team engineering and communication—in both research lab and real-world settings.
Your support provided state-of-the-art equipment, mentors and tutors, and additional resources to help our students discover the excitement of engineering while gaining valuable hands-on experience in our EnVision Maker Studio.
Endowed faculty chairs and endowed lectureships are vital to the Jacobs School’s efforts to attract and retain top researchers and educators.
Investments in faculty and lecturer endowments enable the Jacobs School to compete for the very best in engineering. Once established, endowed faculty chairs provide a dedicated source of funds, in perpetuity, for the chair holder’s scholarly activities as well as support for faculty salaries and graduate fellowships. Similarly, endowed lectureships support outstanding teaching professors, allowing them to engage more with students, mentor them and develop new courses and programs.
To learn more about supporting our professors and lecturers, call William J. Burfitt, Executive Director of Development, at (858) 246-0593.
The Jacobs School is committed to educating engineering leaders who bring the diverse perspectives and experiences required to solve tomorrow's greatest challenges.
The Student Success Initiative is a comprehensive effort to support the academic success of undergraduate and graduate students. The initiative connects existing resources—such as the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Advancement) Student Center—with new programs for outreach, student engagement, academic enrichment and professional development. From outreach in K-12 classrooms to graduate student mentorship, these programs support all of our diverse students, at every stage of their engineering education.
Your gift will help build and maintain programs to prepare the next generation of engineering leaders—leaders who have the skills to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse society.