The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing derives its energy by bringing together computer science, computing in a broad range of disciplines, and the societal and ethical aspects of computing technologies. Through these efforts, it is profoundly impacting computing research and education, promoting deep thinking about how the technologies can best serve, support, and care for society.

Support the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing with a gift.

College-wide Priorities

Dean’s Catalyst Fund (Fund #3842835 – MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing Fund)

The Dean’s Catalyst Fund provides the dean with resources that can be deployed strategically and quickly for maximum impact with a focus on faculty and research. This funding is vitally important during these critical early stages of the college, supporting its mission to lead the transformation of education and research in this time of rapid advances in computing and its increasing influence on so many aspects of daily life.

Common Ground Fund (Fund #2542733)

Support for the Common Ground will help address a huge demand for computing education by leveraging MIT’s educational excellence in the foundations of computing and by providing a new curriculum for computing classes offered in diverse disciplines. This includes providing opportunities for faculty across departments to work together, including co-teaching classes, developing computing classes at the knowledge frontier that are blended within a specific domain, and facilitating undergraduate blended degrees.

Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing Fund (Fund #2542732)

Drawing on MIT’s great strengths in computer science, engineering, and the liberal arts, Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) aims to facilitate the development of responsible “habits of mind and action” for those who create and deploy computing technologies, and the creation of technologies in the public interest. This fund will provide support for SERC activities that equip researchers and students from across engineering, computer science, the humanities, and social sciences to analyze and articulate societal and ethical considerations as well as to pursue cross-disciplinary approaches to develop technologies that can foster positive impacts for individuals and society.


If you would like to learn more about supporting the Schwarzman College of Computing, please contact:

Yumi Yasutake
Assistant Dean for Development