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Be a Victor for CSE

Computer scientists and computer engineers have the potential to address the most significant and pressing challenges that face humanity today. CSE is committed to producing graduates with the attributes required to take on these big problems – and big opportunities – in new and creative ways.

Your help today will help us to meet these goals and to maintain the high standard of excellence that exemplifies the Computer Science and Engineering Division at Michigan.  Please learn more about giving funds and opportunities and join us.


Recent Donors


Lattice Data, Inc. provided a gift to support student projects, special instructional needs, seminars, and special visitors to the division. Lattice was cofounded by Prof. Michael Cafarella.

Robin (BSE CS '06) and Priancka D'Souza established the Robin and Priancka D'Souza Family Scholarship to provide need-based support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in CS.

Shirish Nadkarni (BSE EE 82) and Manisha Nadkarni made a gift to support student teams in project-oriented courses in which students develop software and hardware prototypes.

Dr. Peter Wurman and Nancy Wurman endowed the Wurman Family Computer Science Fellowship Student Fund to support graduate students in CSE.

Prof. Charlotte Froese Fischer endowed a Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science in the name of her late husband and U-M alumnus, Prof. Patrick C. Fischer.

Dr. Peter Lee (BS MS PhD CCS 82, 82, 87) and Susan Lee made a discretionary gift for student activities to CSE. The Lees aim to support CSE students to do and achieve more.

Dr. J. Robert Beyster, four-time U-M alumnus and entrepreneur, and his wife Betty gave $15M to fund fellowships, entrepreneurship programs, and capital improvements.

Larry Leinweber, President and CEO of New World Systems, gave $2.4M to establish undergraduate scholarships in computer science.

Farnam Jahanian, Provost at Carnegie Mellon University, directed funds from the sale of his startup, Arbor Networks, to a graduate fellowship.


There are many ways to support student education, research, and activities through your philanthropy. Please learn more about giving funds and opportunities and feel free to contact us for additional information.