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Donald Bren School of ICS

UCI’s Giving Day provides much-needed support for ICS undergraduate and graduate students and their amazing cutting-edge research, but it’s also about investing in the future workforce. ICS is filled with entrepreneurs, innovators, future professors and researchers who are dedicated to making the world a better, safer place – just like you. 

Whether you contribute to one of our named funds supporting a specific area close to you, or give to the ICS Dean’s Excellence Fund, which is a student support fund that goes to those most in need, you will be making a significant impact on ICS and the lives of our students. More importantly, you will be investing in the future by allowing important research to continue in the areas of AI, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, data science and software engineering, to name just a few of the key research thrusts that have become the backbone of ICS. 

With your help, ICS students can and will remain at the forefront of computer science, informatics and statistics, ensuring no student is left behind.

ICS Summer Academy

The ICS Summer Academy, supported by the Bren ICS One-Time Gifts fund, began in July 2022 with the goal of connecting high school students from all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and gain an understanding of what it means to be a computer scientist, as well as showcasing potential careers in computer science. During these summer courses, students learn how to collect, process, summarize and visualize data. UCI graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to lead small teams working on projects related to actual datasets, often drawn from biological and medical sciences. Your gift to the Bren ICS One-Time Gifts fund will ensure that ICS can continue to provide the Summer Academy to our local community as well as providing current ICS students the opportunity to develop valuable teaching and mentorship skills.

Women in Technology Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Recognizing the important contributions of women in technology, your gift to one of our award funds will provide vital resources to accomplish this goal for our students. Gifts to the Smart Family Endowed Award for Women in ICS support awards for the school's Women in Information and Computer Science program that are awarded on an annual basis at the discretion of the dean. Gifts to the Richard and Patricia Utts Data Science for Social Good Endowed Award support students pursuing degrees in Data Science or Statistics. Finally, gifts to the Rosalva Gallardo Valencia Software Research Endowment support students who specialize in software research.  

Please consider giving today to support the next generation of computer scientists who seek to address the world’s most pressing concerns.  

Dean's Excellence Fund

80% of UCI undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. ICS is working harder than ever to provide the means to ensure the financial stability of our students. Your gift to the ICS Dean’s Excellence Fund provides a flexible source of funds for high-need areas, including students committed to continuing their research, remote learning resources for undergraduate students challenged by their unprecedented learning situation, internal improvements with additions and updates to make classrooms and labs accessible to help people understand and experience alternative ways of interacting with technology and other environments through hands-on access to different tools and assistive technologies.

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 44
2 NJ 1
2 NC 1
Donald Bren School of ICS 50 Gift Challenge
Be one of the first donors to any ICS Giving Day initiative and help unlock a generous gift of $5,000 from the Dean's Leadership Council!
50 / 50 Gifts
Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) Parent Happy Hour Challenge
Five parents making a gift to any area of support on Giving Day from 5-7 PM PST will unlock a generous $5,000 gift to the Student Outreach and Retention Center from parents Sharon Sasaki and Robert Yamamoto!
5 / 5 Gifts
UCI Alumni Association Board Challenge
Be one of the first 200 alumni donors to make a gift to any area on Giving Day and unlock $10,000 in support for UCIAA!
200 / 200 Donors
UCI Parent Executive Board 25 Gift Challenge
The first 25 gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day will unlock $3,500 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! When we reach 25 gifts, the next tier of the challenge will be released!
25 / 25 Gifts
UCI Parent Executive Board 50 Gift Challenge
25 parents have made a gift and we've unlocked our first challenge! Now, once we've reached 50 total gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day, we will unlock an additional $10,000 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! Thank you for helping unlock $13,500 in total support for AGI!
50 / 50 Gifts
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