Thank you for investing in Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering student success!

To make a secure gift online, please select one of the following areas:

Mechanical Engineering DepartmentMechanical Engineering Department

The ME Department relies on funds from our alumni and friends to support our students in many ways. The students see the impact of this support from their first week on campus to their last official ME events. In tough budgetary times, this additional support also allows us to hold up our core values by keeping class sizes down, labs equipped, and our students on track to graduate on time. Please consider helping out to ensure that we can continue to deliver the high-quality education on which we have built a national reputation.


Our endowment was created to specifically support the HVAC&R program at Cal Poly, which means that all proceeds can only be used for the betterment of the program and do not go into the general fund. Our program was suspended for over a decade from the late 80s through 2000. By building a strong endowment, we are making it possible to sustain the program for the long-haul. Your contributions will provide enhanced instructional activities and expansion of the program's reach including funding for our state-of-the-art HVAC&R lab, industry tours, national ASHRAE convention, and participation in Cal Poly's Open House.

Student TechsStudent Technicians

The machine shops distinguish Cal Poly as a truly unique, hands-on engineering program. The shops offer opportunities for students to get their hands dirty and learn about what it takes to see their designs completed. The grease that keeps this machine going is our student shop technician group that consists of students from varied engineering majors that help their peers stay safe as they explore the possibilities available in the Aero Hangar and the Mustang '60 Machine Shop. Your gift to this fund will go directly to support our student technicians. 

Sending a Check

You may also send a check directly to the department, payable to the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Department. Add a note specifying one of the ME needs, unless you would like us to use our discretion in directing the gift to one of the needs listed.

Mail to:

California Polytechnic State University
Mechanical Engineering Department
1 Grand Avenue
Building 13, Room 254
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

For questions, please contact us.

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