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In an ever-evolving discipline like Bioengineering, we must be ready for unexpected opportunities. Your generosity helps keep us looking forward, poised for progress.

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An innovative partnership between the School of Engineering and School of Medicine, Stanford Bioengineering seeks to create pivotal solutions to important global problems in planet and human health, combining engineering approaches with powerful tools like synthetic biology, precision measurement, genomics, big data, and machine learning.

Gifts to the department build vital resources that are ready wherever and whenever they are needed most. Such flexibility enables us to bring on promising new faculty, fund out-of-the-box teaching ideas, and take risks on new research concepts.

Leaning into the Future

What does a Stanford bioengineer do? How does a Stanford bioengineer change the world? 

Your contributions keep alive our tradition of asking — and answering — questions in new ways. The long-term results are apparent in our ability to solve some of the most profound challenges of our day. As that ability continues to grow, so does the impact of your generosity.

Our Department’s Funding Priorities

Diversity and Inclusion. Social Impact Education and Entrepreneurship. Planetary and Human Health. Biomedical computation. Bio Policy and Leadership in Society. 

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Professor Manu Prakash and two other men in a research lab

Gifts help us hire the most promising new bioengineering faculty, who have the talent, rigor, and enthusiasm to turn possibilities into reality.


Gifts equip cutting-edge labs and research facilities, where faculty and students tackle urgent bioengineering challenges.

two female students in white lab coats smiling and working in a lab

Gifts help us create an unparalleled experience for bioengineering students by funding scholarships, summer programs, and innovations in teaching.

A Community of Changemakers

“I recognize that the fields I am passionate about lack representation of people with hearing loss and disabilities, like me. I am a bioengineering major, and I hope my research will contribute to improving lives.”

 — Zina Jawadi, Coterminal MS Candidate in Bioengineering

Giving today is a commitment to solving our greatest challenges.

Our community of donors makes our nimble strength a reality. Help us seize opportunities to stay at the forefront of engineering research and education.