School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) continues to push science into tomorrow, designing and delivering the future. Intellectual partnerships are thriving within the School’s interdisciplinary programs, sparking innovations in nanotechnology, medical devices, clean and renewable energy, and technology management.

School of Engineering and Applied Science Giving Opportunities

Endowed Faculty Support: A faculty of the highest caliber is essential to continuing the tradition of excellent education at Penn Engineering.

Endowed Senior Professor: There is no better tool for recruiting and retaining the very best senior level professors than the offer of a named chair endowed in perpetuity. Endowed Senior Professorships provide academic prestige, affirming the professional achievements of scholars well-established in their disciplines. Additionally, Endowed Senior Professorships guarantee financial support for research initiatives, travel to key conferences and symposia, and graduate student assistants.  

Endowed Term Assistant Professor: Endowed positions for junior faculty at the assistant professor level are equally important to Penn Engineering’s success. The appointment of a Term Assistant Professorship signals distinctive recognition of talented junior researchers/scholars and makes available financial resources for career-enhancing opportunities. For rotating terms of five years each, these professorships provides discretionary funds for activities and initiatives that can put the chair-holder on a senior level track.

Faculty Fellow: The commendation and reward of superior performance in teaching and research by new and/or junior faculty serves as a powerful means of encouraging our rising stars to remain at Penn. The potential for exceptional academic success does not go unrecognized by other recruiting universities and, by cultivating institutional loyalty, the award of a Faculty Fellowship, can keep Penn Engineering one step ahead of the competition.

Financial Aid: Populating our world-class buildings with students of unmatched talent and intellectual achievement—regardless of socioeconomic status—is key to staying on the forefront of the future.

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid: Endowed Named Scholarships enable donors to experience the rewards of making a Penn education possible for qualified and deserving young men and women. Scholarship gift levels include Young Alumni, Opportunity, Freedom, and Gateway Scholarships. Challenge funds donated by generous friends and alumni are available to match various scholarship gift levels.

Graduate Student Financial Aid: The excitement and discovery of research is at the core of Penn Engineering’s world-class graduate programs. Penn Engineering offers a stimulating environment where collaborative research between students and their faculty mentors flourishes. We are committed to attracting exceptional graduate students and providing them with educational opportunities of the highest quality.  Penn competes with other institutions to offer the most generous fellowship support and gifts to graduate financial aid help provide extra incentive for graduate school applicants to choose Penn.  

Engineering Annual Giving: Unrestricted financial support remains pivotal to Penn Engineering’s budgetary planning. Annual Giving’s flexible dollars enable us to seize promising opportunities as they arise. Over the years, we have successfully managed these unrestricted monies, making timely investments to advance the School’s priorities. By supporting a wide range of campus improvements, gifts to Annual Giving significantly enhance every aspect of our students’ educational experience.  

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