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    Over the next several years, the KU School of Engineering will establish itself as a premier choice for students planning to study engineering or computing, as well as a premier source of high-quality graduates sought by employers in Kansas and beyond. Alumni and industry partners have called for the fresh new talent, designs and techniques they need to fuel economic growth and business success.

    Campaign Priorities

    As the KU School of Engineering programs grow, more scholarship dollars will allow additional high-ability students to pursue degrees in these fields. To accommodate our expanding enrollment, additional classrooms, as well as teaching and research labs, will be needed. Moreover, additional faculty and staff will be essential to ensure students thrive and graduate ready to build new economic successes for the region and nation.

    Undergraduate scholarships

    The KU School of Engineering is strongly focused on building its excellent student body — giving more students the opportunity to transform their lives and the lives of others. KU already brings high-quality students to campus. Enhanced and expanded scholarships will help an even greater number of talented students discover their future as Jayhawks in engineering.

    New building and renovation support

    As more students pursue degrees in engineering and computing at KU, the need for classroom and laboratory space will continue to grow. An additional building and renovation and modernization of existing space will ensure that students have an environment conducive to success, and will enable the School to accommodate the necessary additional faculty and staff.

    Graduate student fellowships

    Talented graduate students are crucial to the success of KU’s research innovation. Graduate fellowship support will help ensure the top prospective graduate students choose KU to further their journey of discovery.

    Named professorships

    Attracting and keeping additional forward-thinking faculty will help solidify KU’s reputation as a top destination for talented and imaginative engineering and computing students. Named professorships will ensure future generations of Jayhawk engineers have the opportunity to learn from exceptional educators. These faculty members will both challenge and nurture students and lead them in groundbreaking research endeavors.

    Equipment support

    Hands-on experience is crucial to furthering the educational experience in engineering and computing. Support for new equipment and equipment upgrades will give KU students better access to the latest tools essential not only for completing projects and homework, but also for professional preparedness in the field.

    Program support

    Engineering is the ultimate helping profession. Program support will help our staff attract more high school students to our strong programs of study and provide important retention services, such as engagement activities and tutoring for students struggling with the transition to college. The school also will bolster programs that provide leadership development activities and career development tools to help graduates succeed and excel in the workplace.



    Far Above offers an unprecedented opportunity for donors to help elevate and enrich academic excellence for all KU students, and to establish the future of the School of Engineering as a premier source of engineering education and workforce that will fuel economic growth for many generations to come. Thank you for partnering with us to realize this vision.

    School of Engineering



    Bioengineering graduate student Emily Mangus is researching how colloidal gels may be able to help people with liver ailments by capitalizing on the organ’s regenerative properties.


    Retired Chrysler CEO and KU alumnus Bob Eaton meets with members of Jayhawk Motorsports. The internationally competitive team — which draws students from several engineering disciplines — designs, builds and races Formula One style cars in several SAE student contests each year.


    Students in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering use the annual Concrete Canoe Competition as a means of testing their design and build skills.