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Corporate and Foundation Support

Giving to Cornell Engineering Our corporate partners share in and support the school's growth and success while advancing their own initiatives through their access to the school's research, faculty, and prospective employees. If you would like to learn more about corporate partnerships, please contact our office at

Ways to Give
Some of the many ways companies can be involved with Cornell Engineering include support for:

  • Scholarships
  • Fellowships
  • Endowed Faculty Chairs
  • Infrastructure and Capital Improvements
  • Programs and Research Support
  • Sponsored Projects
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Matching Gifts

Funding Opportunities for Corporations and Industry

Student Teams
The engineering college's reputation for excellence has been enhanced by generations of student project teams that win national and global championships for the performance and ingenuity of their entries. Here are a few examples from a long list of possible sponsorship opportunities:

  • Cornell Formula SAE Racecar
  • Solar Decathlon
  • CU-Sat
  • Baja SAE

For more information on student project teams, including a complete listing of teams, please visit our Student Teams website.

If you have general questions about team projects, please contact:

David Gries, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 255-8240

If you have questions about specific teams, please contact the team leaders or the faculty advisor who are listed on the team rosters.

Engineering Programs  

Engineering Learning Initiatives
Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) enhances the learning environment in the College of Engineering by providing opportunities for students to engage in cooperative learning, undergraduate research, and peer tutoring. The program also promotes teaching excellence in the College, administering the College’s Teaching Assistant Development Program, training undergraduates to be cooperative learning facilitators and peer tutors, and offering teaching resources to Engineering faculty. Some of the programs and activities offered by ELI include:

Diversity Programs in Engineering
The Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) office is responsible for fostering a vision of diversity appreciation reflective of the College of Engineering's strategic plan, which enables students from all backgrounds and cultures to thrive and succeed at Cornell. DPE provides a variety of services for students including advising, tutoring, corporate-networking opportunities, social meetings, and a state-of-the-art computer lab. We are home to four of the most active student organizations on the Engineering Quad and gather the college community together annually to honor our students for their efforts and triumphs. In addition to supporting many student groups and organizations, four summer programs designed to acquaint students with the Cornell Engineering community are offered. The following programs immerse students in experiences that introduce them to various aspects of the college:

Research and Graduate Studies
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering is responsible for the academic oversight and support of engineering graduate programs, student services to graduate students and graduate fields, and college-level research and resource development.

  • Engineering Research Showcase
  • Research Connections
  • Resources for Faculty

Student Organizations

The College of Engineering offers approximately 30 student groups and organizations, including the organizations listed below. These groups offer clear evidence that our students are engaged and vocal and routinely contribute to the daily life of the College of Engineering. Student Organizations provide venues for our engineers to develop leadership and teamwork skills, have a voice on campus, participate in regional and national affairs, and have fun while getting to know one another.

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University
  • American Society of Civil Engineers at Cornell
  • Cornell Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Institute of Biological Engineering
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Applied and Engineering Physics Students
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers