The Volgenau School of Engineering was founded in 1985 as George Mason University’s School of Information Technology and Engineering. Today, this large, multidisciplinary school maintains a dual pre-eminence in both information technology and engineering.

Innovating Since 1985

Through teaching, research, and practice, Volgenau seeks to graduate students who take initiative and leave the planet better than they found it. As we celebrate the school’s thirtieth anniversary, we ask you to consider the impact that the school could have with your additional support.

Priority Funding Needs

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    Through endowed or expendable scholarships, we can enhance experiential learning opportunities, instead of leaving them to juggle multiple competing demands to complete their education. And with faculty fellowships, chairs and discretionary funds, we can create a stronger faculty for the benefit of the school and its students.

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    We need to continue to build programs that drive Volgenau forward and help it stand out, such as the new construction management program or the new cyber program. But with these growing departments, we also need state-of-the-art tools and equipment to fully prepare our students for the future.

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    Volgenau has experienced dramatic growth, which demands new spaces to accommodate the influx. Our newest programs are constrained by our current spaces, on top of the need for more collaborative, multi-disciplinary spaces. Every lab, wing, and building is a new opportunity to create stronger, well-rounded engineers.


Michele Brumsey

Director of Advancement
703-993-6069 |

“The world is a different place now than it was in 1985, and so is our school. Our programs have expanded and evolved to match ever-changing demands for engineering, computer science, and information technology.”

—Dean Kenneth S. Ball