Support the Department

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering has a long, successful history of providing our students with a first-class educational experience. We pursue this goal through innovative pedagogy, outstanding facilities, and our world-class faculty. Ours is a community of scholars, bringing together a faculty equally adept in the laboratory and in the classroom, our incredibly talented and engaging student body, and a caring, dedicated staff. We are justifiably proud of our international reputation for excellence, and – most of all – proud of our many accomplished, successful alumni.

Investing in the Future of ECSE

To help us realize and sustain our vision for a department having global impact, we rely on donors who are for the most part people like you.  Support from alumni and other friends create opportunities for students in the form of educational or research support, laboratory and infrastructure development, travel grants, invited lectures, and so much more.  These gifts underwrite the investments so critical to our collective future as we educate the engineers who will address society’s most vexing problems; the innovators who build the national wealth.

We invite you to consider making a gift to ECSE. Gifts to the Department Head’s Excellence Fund provide discretionary resources to be used according to the greatest need or opportunity.  Alternatively, gifts may be directed specifically toward any of the following purposes:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Faculty Professorship or Chair
  • Innovative pedagogical programs or research platforms
  • Programs to support women and/or underrepresented minority students
  • Student chapters of Eta Kappa Nu or the IEEE

Thank you.

For more information about making a gift to ECSE, please visit Rensselaer Giving.

If you would like to make a gift now:

You may also send a check or money order to Rensselaer at:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gifts Processing Center
PO Box 3164
Boston, MA  02241-3164

Please specify that your gift is for ECSE and how you wish your gift to be designated: Department Head’s Excellence Fund, or a specific purpose.