Giving

Steel Bridge team

Help our students by make a lasting impact and giving to the department. Your generous donation ensures that our distinctive, hands-on educational experience will be available to students for generations to come. Whether you give to our nationally ranked Concrete Canoe team or join our Industrial Partnership Program, our students will benefit. See below for areas of support you can help today.

You may make a secure gift online. To designate your gift on the online form, select the Area (College of Engineering) and the Dept/Program (Civil and Environmental Engineering). If there is a specific area you would like to support, please indicate it in your gift. 

You may also send a check directly to the department, payable to the Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Contact the department for more information.

CE/ENVE Support Areas

Become an Industry Partner

The Industrial Partnership Program has opportunities to create a presence on campus and build relationships with our students, clubs, and faculty. Our program connects you to top-tier students through unique recruitment and branding opportunities. This program helps fund student competitions and projects, research, instructional materials, lab renovations, and department improvement projects. For more information, visit our Industrial Partnership page.

Concrete Canoe

Our concrete canoe team is one of our prized traditions and has been part of student life for over 30 years. Through teamwork, leadership and hard work, the Cal Poly concrete canoe team has placed in the top five in 12 of the last 14 years with 5 national titles. By supporting this endowment, you are sustaining our concrete canoe team’s excellence and building the next generation of engineers. For more information, visit our Concrete Canoe Endowment page.

Faculty Development

Our faculty is dedicated to educating students in cutting-edge technology. To keep current, our faculty has to constantly upgrade knowledge through professional development. Help us maintain highly-qualified faculty that brings the best knowledge to the classroom. For our faculty profiles, please visit our Faculty page.

Student Clubs

The Department supports several student clubs and has long recognized the important role that these organizations play in the professional development of young engineers. Each term, these clubs provide numerous professional development opportunities, community service events, and social activities, all of which help to complement the department's formal academic program. Help support these student clubs. For more information, please visit our Clubs page.

Hal Cota Endowed Air Pollution Laboratory

Dr. Harold (Hal) Cota, helped found the Environmental Engineering Program at Cal Poly in 1968. During the 50 years that followed, he has been a valuable contributor and supporter of this program. We are delighted to honor Dr. Cota’s contributions to the program by establishing an endowment to support the Air Quality Measurements Lab to continue to provide students with high-quality laboratory opportunities. In honor of Dr. Cota, we would like to name this lab the “Hal Cota Air Pollution Control Lab” and use the endowment to provide much need upgrades to the lab equipment. For more information, visit our Hal Cota Endowed Air Pollution Laboratory page.

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