Named Laboratories Program

A world-class, Learn by Doing engineering education requires state-of-the-art laboratories. However, Cal Poly receives no state support for lab maintenance, operation or upgrades. Instead, private donors have provided the signature campus spaces that enable student to discover how to innovate and bring their designs to life.

Engineering lab sponsorship provides discretionary funds for equiment, technology, supplies and routine maintenance. The College of Engineering offers term and permanent naming opportunities for lab sponsorship.


Term Naming: Lab sponsorship begins at $10,000 per year with a five-year commitment. During that time, the sponsor organization will be recognized in the lab and in the classes and project work within the lab. Funds are used for supplies, materials, equipment, and graduate support. Some labs require additional financial support. In-kind equipment grants may be considered for lab sponsorship, when that equipment supports the core of the lab activities.

Permanent Naming: Depending on the facility, permanent naming and signage recognition is usually assoiciated with a gift of $250,000 to establish a lab endowment.

For more information, please contact the College Advancement Team.