Support the Department

The Department of Chemical and Biological engineering has a long, successful history of providing our students with a premier 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 CBE

To help us realize and sustain our vision for a department having global impact, we rely on the generous support of our donors. Support from alumni and other friends create opportunities for students in the form of educational, research, and internship 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 our national wealth.

We invite you to consider making a gift to CBE department directly. Gifts to the Department’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 – through our Isermann Endowment
  • Faculty Professorships or Chairs
  • Innovative pedagogical programs or research platforms
  • Programs to support women and/or underrepresented minority students
  • Student chapters of AIChE and Omega Chi Epsilon
  • ChemE Car program 

Thank you.

For more information about making a gift to CBE, please contact the department 518-276-6378 or visit Rensselaer Giving.

If you would like to make a gift now:

  • You may give online directly. Please specify that your gift is for CBE and how you wish your gift to be designated: Department’s Excellence Fund, or a specific purpose.

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 CBE and how you wish your gift to be designated: Department’s Excellence Fund, or a specific purpose.