Ignite is FIU’s faculty and staff fundraising campaign. Through the Ignite campaign, FIU employees direct their gifts to a particular cause they are passionate about or to a specific unit.
Our goal is to reach 100% college-wide participation every fiscal year. Each faculty and staff have an important stake in the success of this campaign. Every gift, no matter the size, counts and will help us reach our goal. Furthermore, our support to Ignite campaign stands as a strong statement to outsiders who consider providing financial support to FIU through gifts, endowments and grants. They see that faculty and staff are already invested and that they are not alone.
Below is a list of programs and funds created at the College of Engineering and Computing to support engineering and computer science students. We encourage you to direct your gifts to the funds listed below or to any other +200 giving opportunities to support FIU students and staff in need of financial assistance. If you have any questions, please visit the frequently asked questions section or contact Yesim Anter or Sasha Montenegro.
FY2021 College Overall Participation rate as of 06/30/2021
- CEC Administration & SUCCEED 71% 71%
- ECEE 69% 69%
- BMME 64% 64%
- Moss 62% 62%
- KFSCIS 43% 43%
Featured FIU Projects
Panther Protection: FIU Paying it Forward will help students who find themselves in an emergency financial situation and are facing difficulties that can interrupt their education. Requests for emergency student aid are rapidly rising. These requests have significantly risen to 15 new requests per day as compared to two per week in the past.
The FIUstrong Fund provides emergency financial assistance to faculty and staff who have exhausted other avenues for obtaining assistance.
Read what CEC students say about getting help through FIUstrong >
The FIU Student Food Pantry serves FIU students in need and provides non-perishable food items. The pantries are donations based, which means that all the food distributed comes from donations made by staff, faculty, and members of the community.
CEC College Specific Projects
First Generation Scholarships for Engineering & Computing Students
FIU’s First Generation Scholarship Program brings the American Dream within reach of our first generation students, those who are first in their families to pursue a college degree. Despite significant need, a high percentage of FIU students receive only partial financial aid. As a result, many talented and highly motivated students with limited resources are forced to attend only part-time or postpone their education altogether. Therefore, it is a vital source of financial support for many of FIU’s underserved students. Every $1 donated to the First Generation Scholarship Program is matched by the state with $2.
Student Competition and Senior Design Fund
Professional society-sponsored regional and national design team competitions represent an important component of an engineering student’s education. Participation in an experience of team building and project design becomes a highlight on student resumes. Many FIU students do not have the financial resources to participate in team competitions or contribute equally to senior design projects. The fund provides resources to support these important and meaningful academic endeavors.
Women of Engineering & Computing Fund
Fund supports the work that our female faculty, staff, alumni and students are pursuing at the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC). The goal is to recruit students who are STEM-interested, strengthen the pipeline for female students in grades K-12, provide the community with opportunities to explore STEM, and provide sponsored lectures and round table discussions.