Your gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering has a lasting effect on student innovation, hands-on-learning, and real-world problem solving. You empower future Carnegie Mellon mechanical engineers who are striving to build a better tomorrow.

Support from our alumni and friends helps us to educate tomorrow’s engineers, advance the frontiers of knowledge, improve our quality of life, and make the world a safer place.

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How to make an impact

There are many great places to give in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; however, you can make the biggest impact by giving to our most important priorities.

The Mechanical Engineering Fund

Your gift to this fund helps to defray the costs of educating tomorrow’s leaders and also assists in advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge in our department, on campus, and beyond. The Mechanical Engineering Fund will be used for the greatest needs of the department, such as providing resources for breakthrough research projects, equipment for labs, or providing students with experiential learning opportunities.

The Scaife Hall Fund

Carnegie Mellon University will be breaking ground on a new Scaife Hall in 2020. Your gift to this fund will support the construction of the building’s expanded, technology-rich labs; modern, flexible classrooms; and spaces that facilitate formal and informal collaborations. The building will more than double the size of the existing one, expanding the footprint on Frew Street, forming an engineering and maker quad with Hamerschlag and ANSYS Halls, and creating a new entrance to campus. 

The Tech Spark Fund

Enabling undergraduate student activities, research, and inventive hands-on learning, the Tech Spark is a cornerstone of the College’s maker ecosystem. The space spans student facilities in a renovated wing of Hamerschlag Hall and brand new ANSYS Hall. Your gift to the Tech Spark Fund supports programming and initiatives within the Tech Spark, such as undergraduate student experiential opportunities, curriculum development, equipment and materials for hands-on learning experiences.

Ways to give

Give now: Your impact starts today.

Plan a gift for the future

A planned gift can provide you with substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stock and real estate. A planned gift today can save you and your family valuable time and expense tomorrow.

Match your gift

Maximize the impact of your gift by determining whether your employer has a matching gift program.

Partner with us

As a corporate partner, you are collaborating with a world-leader in innovation. From sponsoring research to engaging with our students, there are many ways that your company can get involved with the cutting-edge research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

For more information about other giving options, such as major gifts or naming opportunities, please contact Nicole Wolford at or 412-268-3722.