Enrich student learning beyond the classroom!

With your support, our department continues to make significant strides in its mission to educate tomorrow’s bioengineering leaders, conduct advanced research, and drive innovation.

Student Organization Page

Bioengineering Excellence and Innovation Fund


Fund: 3090

Your gracious donations provide opportunities for:

  • Preparing students for tomorrow's challenges today - your generous donations will help support an instructional lab renovation that benefits undergraduate students by transforming educational space in the Powell Focht Bioengineering Hall. The expansion will enhance undergraduate education by increasing teaching lab capacity, increasing the number of labs that an undergraduate can take, and/or offering labs multiple times per year. This is critical laboratory expansion affecting time-to-degree and the undergraduate student experience. 
  • Enriching Educational Experiences - allows Bioengineering students to participate in National Scientific/Engineering Scholarly Conferences and Competitions
  • Experiential Learning through Senior Design Projects - that realize innovation and are highly relevant to future careers in Bioengineering by promoting teamwork, leadership, and professional skills
  • Building Community - allows outreach, recruitment, retention and advancement of students with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion through networking activities, workshops, and events.
  • UC Systemwide Symposium BIC 2024 at UC San Diego hosted by the Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering. To learn more about this annual research symposium, visit the UC BIC 2024 website. 

Additional Giving Opportunities

Sponsor a Student Organization or Event!

Visit our Student Organization Page to learn more about them.

Bioengineering Undergraduate Enrichment Fund


Fund: 2346

To support undergraduate student activities in the Bioengineering Department. This includes opportunities for travel to academic conferences.

Bioengineering Student Awards Endowed Fund


Fund: 7136

To support annual awards for outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Bioengineering.

Bioengineering Day Event Fund


Fund: 3110

To support the Bioengineering Day Event expenses and overall support of BE student organizations.

Bioengineering Graduate Student Organization (BEGS)


Fund: 4024

To support the Bioengineering Graduate Society (BEGS). This helps to sponsor our major events such as Breakfast with Industry.

Bioengineering Internship Fund


Fund: 2427

UC San Diego is starting a new program to give Bioengineering students a structured career development and learning opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience while making connections in professional fields they are considering as career paths.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)


Fund: 2939

To support the UC San Diego student chapter Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). This helps to sponsor our major events such as Lab Expo.

Graduate Bioinformatics Council (GBIC)


Fund: 7210

To support the Graduate Bioinformatics Council (GBIC) student organization for club activities at UC San Diego.

Gender Minorities in Bioengineering (GMBE)


Fund: 2408

To provide support for the UC San Diego Gender Minorities in Bioengineering (GMBE) student organization based in the Department of Bioengineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club (UBIC)


Fund: 2424

To support the Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club (UBIC) organization. This helps to sponsor our major events.


~we appreciate you!