Time & Change Campaign: Discovery

Goal: $270 million

Prof. Leonard in lab

The pursuit of new ideas and novel solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges drives the field of engineering. Nowhere is that more true than at Ohio State.

Investment in Research

Applied research — discoveries that can translate into actual products and processes — has been and will continue to be a primary objective for the College of Engineering. From advanced manufacturing to medical devices and from artificial intelligence to electric vehicles, faculty members and students lead the nation in discovering both incremental advances and technology breakthroughs. As emerging fields and new areas of strength develop, the college will rely upon seed funding provided by visionary donors to enable transformational discoveries and cutting-edge research.

Gifts that fuel this research not only benefit Ohio State, they enable citizens of the world to benefit from Ohio State Engineering brilliance, most recently with solutions deployed in the battle against COVID-19. Many of our research initiatives, like the Center for Cancer Engineering and Global Water Institute, offer opportunities for contributions of any amount to help make a world of difference.

The next several years promise to be an incredibly exciting time of robust innovation and entrepreneurship at Ohio State. In February 2021, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson announced the creation of the President’s Research Excellence program, which will provide seed funding support for cross- and interdisciplinary research, with the goal of attracting additional external funding. In addition, the university’s development of a new Innovation District on West Campus offers an exciting opportunity to bring together researchers from across the university with industry partners, working in concert to expand the knowledge base and create new solutions to both local and global challenges. The College of Engineering will seek to leverage these emerging assets by attracting philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and industry partners who wish to accelerate and amplify innovation.

Innovation District rendering
A rendering of the Innovation District from the corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue.

The quiet phase of Time and Change began on October 1, 2016, and the public phase was launched in October 2019 with three core areas:

With an ambitious campaign fundraising goal of $450 million, the College of Engineering will be instrumental in helping the university achieve its ambitious goals and invest in vital focus areas that champion human potential.

Please join our pursuit of these ambitious goals by contributing to Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign

For further information or to learn more about supporting the College of Engineering, email eng-giveto@osu.edu or call 614-292-0932.