Gifts to the College of Science Excellence Fund are used by the dean to help the college meet its strategic goals. Here are a few examples of programs and efforts that have been paid for through the excellence fund in recent years:
- Our popular Women in Math and Science program, which encourages young women in junior high and high school to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields
- The College of Science Student Research Expo, a poster session highlighting original work done by undergraduate and graduate students in the college
- College of Science recruiting efforts
- Student and faculty awards
- Outreach to alumni and friends, such as an annual faculty research presentation in Boise.