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.
What will you and the School of Computer Science
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 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,
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.