Mellon College of Science
Breakthrough scientific discoveries increasingly happen at the convergence of the foundational sciences, machine learning, artificial intelligence, engineering and data analytics.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science — home to biological sciences, chemistry, mathematical sciences and physics — is uniquely positioned to reimagine and transform how science is done, accelerating the pace of life-changing research.
At MCS, we’re bringing together collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams in areas ripe for breakthrough discoveries: Cosmology, Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology and Biological Science, Quantum Electronics, Neuroscience, Earth System & Sustainability Science, Materials Discovery, and Biomedical and Health Science Research.
With your support, we will accelerate and transform discovery in the foundational sciences through the application of new technologies, including machine learning and automation, the work of talented researchers in discovery hubs, and the education of future scientists.
What will you and the Mellon College of Science
Creating an environment for foundational science and interdisciplinary research.
By bringing great minds together and giving them state-of-the-art resources, equipment and facilities to drive collaboration and innovation, Mellon College of Science will accelerate life-changing research. Your support will unleash discovery and accelerate innovation.
Pioneering new scientific fields through an investment in talent.
By actively seeking out the best researchers and most inspiring educators in the sciences, we will reimagine and transform the scientific enterprise for the 21st century — and beyond. Your support will build a dedicated, collaborative community of educators and researchers.
Educating and equipping future scientists.
By encouraging the professional and personal growth of students as future scientific leaders, we’ll prepare them to be the innovators, scholars and citizens the world needs. Your support will make the undergraduate learning experience a time of bold discovery.
Help us make it possible
Creating an environment for foundational science and interdisciplinary research
- New and Renovated Facilities
Accelerate foundational science and new fields of discovery with enhanced spaces that revolutionize faculty and student research through automation and other advanced technology.
- Large-Scale Equipment & Automation Tools
Improve the capabilities of our faculty and students to conduct groundbreaking research by creating access to high-quality, state-of-the-art equipment.
Pioneering new scientific fields through an investment
- Endowed Professorships
Fuel faculty with funding that empowers their research and scholarly work and furthers their teaching goals, while helping us recruit and retain the best professors and scholars.
Spur innovation at MCS with an expert who can help students and faculty make the most of their ideas and turn breakthroughs into businesses.
- Postdoctoral and Doctoral Fellowships
Bolster the efforts of researchers by funding studies and projects that will serve as the basis for their future careers.
- Breakthrough Funds
Support promising ideas with critical early-stage funding, encouraging researchers to push boundaries and take risks that could pay off with high-impact breakthroughs.
Educating and Equipping Future Scientists
- Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Funds
Foster a deep sense of community for undergraduate and graduate students through student-led research and travel to professional conferences and meetings, and clubs and special events — all of which prepare them to become leaders in their fields.
- Department Equipment Endowments
Guarantee that each department has the latest advanced technology and equipment, giving students the tools to explore new fields of discovery and accelerate their work.
- Scholarships and Fellowships
Secure an education for tomorrow’s talented scientists, regardless of their financial circumstances, and help build a student body that reflects the world they will influence.
- Program Support
Strengthen our diversity initiatives, student advising, and graduate student training and development programs, which impact the experience for all of our scholars and ensure their success in the classroom, in the laboratory and beyond.