Endowment Giving Opportunities

To our alumni and friends of CEE, thank you! You can fully support, or make a partial contribution towards any of these endowments—no gift is too small. Please specify the endowment title you'd like to support in the "special instructions" box.

Faculty Position          

Giving to endow a position for a faculty member means recognizing a commitment to excellence in teaching and research in CEE. Such endowments allow CEE to sustain the school’s prominence amongst its peers.

Professor of Practice

Professors of practice are distinguished and highly experienced individuals within the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering. These professionals provide effective, practice-oriented instruction in areas that supplement the core pedagogical instruction provided by CEE faculty. As our students transition to practice, the education they receive from these individuals is invaluable. A professor of practice is someone with at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a related scientific or technical field.                                                                           

M.Eng. Program Coordinator

CEE enrolls approximately 80 students each year into our master of engineering program, offering studies in eight concentrations. This position would manage the overall program and concentrations. CEE’s M.Eng. program provides the leadership and technical skills needed for students to continue their education so as to be able to take on more demanding roles in industry. The program is a rigorous nine-month course of study that includes a required team project.

Graduate Fellowships for a First-Year Ph.D. Student

A CEE Graduate Fellowship increases our ability to attract talented students. Providing internal fellowships to our first-year Ph.D. students gives us a competitive edge for recruiting students against other top universities. Your support could impact a talented prospective graduate student's decision to select CEE Cornell University for their graduate education.

Master of Engineering Fellowship

The ability to offer full fellowships adds to our recruitment efforts in attracting preeminent students to CEE’s Master of Engineering programs.

M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering 

The master of engineering program in civil and environmental engineering is aimed at engineers who wish to improve the depth and breadth of their technical abilities in the context of the engineering profession. They do this through additional course work and participation in a project that contains the elements of future engineering practice.

M.Eng. Engineering Management 

The master of engineering program in engineering management is aimed at engineers who want to stay in a technical environment but focus on managerial roles. Students learn to identify problems, formulate and analyze models to understand these problems, and interpret and formulate the results of analyses for managerial action.

Teaching Lab and Shop

This endowment will support our efforts to provide CEE students with well-equipped, safe working environments. Lab courses continue to provide students with first-hand engineering experience in our teaching labs supported by the CEE shop. The teaching labs provide students with course concepts and an opportunity to study methods used by engineers in real life. The laboratory environment gives students the opportunity to investigate, analyze, and test concepts. The CEE shop provides a learning environment where students can design and manufacture projects for course work and research.