Today, world-class science, math and technology programs are vital for economic development, innovation and discovery. The College of Science and Technology, already a regional leader, is making dramatic progress in many areas.
The college is recruiting renowned faculty from around the world, and these experienced researchers and teachers inspire and challenge every CST student. We are attracting talented students from across the United States and from dozens of countries. These students gain new insights by working with seasoned investigators on some of the most important but difficult scientific questions of our time. We have upgraded labs, purchased advanced new equipment and are preparing to break ground on a new Science Education and Research Center. In addition, support for advanced research, from government agencies and private organizations, has doubled in the past five years.
CST's extraordinary achievements are made possible by the continued and growing involvment of alumni and friends. Your support means the college will continue to move forward and set new standards in research, teaching and engagement with the world. Make your gift to CST today.
When you make an endowed gift, your contribution is invested with and becomes part of CST's endowment. An annual distribution is made for the purpose you designate. Because the principal remains intact the fund will generate support in perpetuity. You can give cash, securities or other assets to an endowment you create. Or, you can contribute to an existing endowed fund at the college.
For a complete list of CST endowed funds, click here.
The college seeks to honor the many talented students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics, research and leadership. To do this, scholarships and cash awards provide CST with the opportunity to attract competitive students, advance the tradition of academic excellence and assist students that may be affected by the financial burden of tuition. The generosity of our alumni and friends is crucial to this priority.
CST teaching awards enhance the portfolio of our faculty, ultimately making them more competitive for university and national awards. These awards are presented to faculty members who have demonstrated steadfast commitment to science education, excellence in research and dedication to the advancement of the college.
Providing research start-up funds
Research in science and technology today is a highly competitive enterprise. Most of the nation’s top-tier universities offer a sizable fund for starting assistant professors to set up their laboratories. The new research results form a basis for competing federal funding for continuing the research.
Establishing Named Professorships
Endowed rofessorships help attract the most qualified faculty members.
Research - Named lectureships
Named lectureships draw scientists from across Temple and throughout the region. The lectureships will arise from partnerships with local and regional industry, and will promote CST as a leader in interdisciplinary scientific endeavors.
Research - Instrumentation facilities
CST will aggressively seek funding opportunities to establish first-class research facilities, providing interdepartmental and interschool researchers with access to the tools needed for excellence.
Improving the quality and amount of available research space is critical to the success of faculty. Additionally, state-of-the art classrooms and lab space is helps attract and retain the most talented students.
Tomorrow's great math and science teachers
To remain competitive, the U.S. needs to produce tomorrow’s top-notch scientists. Unfortunately, many middle- and high-school students are not doing well in science. They do not have access to a first-rate curriculum taught by content-prepared science teachers. In 2008, the National Math and Science Initiative provided funding to establish TUteach—one of 13 programs nationwide and the only one in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions—to prepare science teachers who understand science. Today, TUteach is a success, with more than 200 students enrolled. But we are also at the end of the start-up funding period. To continue, NMSI provided a $1 million challenge grant to establish a $2 million endowment to support student scholarships, salaries for master teachers and other important program features. NMSI will match every gift toward endowment.