School of Computer Science

Technology is a powerful tool. We should know — we lead the world in developing it. In fact, at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science (SCS), we have helped invent entire fields, including artificial intelligence. Since our founding, we’ve focused on creating technology that changes the world for the better.

As our innovations become interwoven with the daily lives of people around the globe, we’re committed to pioneering the next technological revolution: pushing our research beyond today’s boundaries and standing proudly at the edge of what’s next.

As vanguards of computer science, we have a duty to make sure that the discipline evolves in ways that improve how people live, work and connect. There are breakthroughs waiting to be made, and our visionaries are ready to make a difference.

With your support, we will develop groundbreaking research, lead the world in producing and support expert computer scientists and grown the pipeline of talent for our field.

A Message from the Dean

Martial Hebert

Carnegie Mellon has led the world in computer science for more than six decades, and we’ve always taken the responsibility of this position seriously. We do important work that benefits humanity — we always have and we always will. We perform foundational research and develop revolutionary techniques. We work with our peers across campus to create new fields of intellectual inquiry. We thoughtfully explore the ethics of computation.

But we also prize education and the talent that we send into the world. We train future leaders, the people whose talent, interdisciplinary skills and collaborations will propel us through the 21st century and improve peoples’ lives. Few jobs could be more important.

When you give to SCS, you support our outstanding research and education efforts. Your gift allows us to attract and retain the brightest and most diverse faculty and students, and ensure they have the resources they need to walk into the future, prepared to change it for the better.

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What will you and the School of Computer Science

Developing groundbreaking computer science research.

Developing groundbreaking computer science research.

Decades of inventive thinking have led to achievements unforeseen in our field and SCS is leading this new era of computer science breakthroughs. With your support, we can build on that momentum to produce innovations that are beyond imagination.

Help us make it possible
Leading the world in producing and supporting society's expert computer scientists.

Leading the world in producing and supporting society's expert computer scientists.

The School of Computer Science’s students and faculty share certain traits: an inventive spirit, a collaborative mindset and a deep desire to shape technology to humanity’s benefit. With your support, the most important work of their lives — and ours — will happen here.

Help us make it possible
Growing the pipeline of talent for our field.

Growing the pipeline of talent for our field.

By introducing computer science into K-12 classrooms, we’re inspiring interest within younger students — and making an education (and a career) in computer science more exciting and accessible. Your support will build programs that engage communities underrepresented in the field, and prepare a much larger, diverse group of computer scientists for the future.

Help us make it possible

Pioneering research. Leading progress.

Help us make it possible

With your support of groundbreaking computer science research, we will:

Attract and retain faculty

Nurture big ideas

Enhance research facilities and equipment


  • Undergraduate Scholarships
    Recognize talented undergraduates with scholarships that free them
    to immerse themselves in their education, their passions and
    their work.
  • Fellowships
    Secure an education for graduate students, regardless of their financial circumstances, to prepare the next generation of computer science leaders.
  • Research Support
    Assist SCS students and faculty by providing the resources they need to advance their work from idea
    to execution.
  • Dean’s Innovation Fund
    Enable the school’s dean to galvanize innovative projects and research with critical funding at the developmental stage.

With your support of society’s expert computer scientists,
we will:

Attract and support great educators

Advance diversity and inclusion

Boost learning in and out of the classroom


  • Teaching Professorships
    Nurture the next generation of scholars and innovators, by funding faculty positions that focus on teaching our students and inspiring their educational experiences.
  • Education Facilities
    Fuel our students’ journeys as leaders, scholars and computer scientists by providing for spaces that support and strengthen how they learn computing.
  • Endowed Chairs
    Provide faculty with funding that inspires their teaching, fuels their research, and assists us in recruiting great educators and researchers to the School of Computer Science.
  • Research Facilities
    Accelerate discovery across our departments and disciplines by creating research spaces that promote innovation and help it thrive.

With your support of a pipeline of talent for our field, we will:

Ignite a passion for computer science

End the knowledge gap

Give K-12 educators the resources they need

  • K-12 Outreach Funds
    Attract more students to computing, information technology and robotics, through initiatives that provide educational programs for teachers and students from the primary grades through high school.
  • Departmental DEI Funds
    Provide resources to department-level initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Computer Science.

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Jenny Belardi
School of Computer Science
Chief Advancement Officer