$ 332,528 raised 1,740 gifts
Natural & Environmental Sciences has raised $ 5,290 from 36 gifts!
Natural & Environmental Sciences
Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences

The mission of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is to provide students with a high quality education in the natural sciences, and to advance scientific knowledge and improve society through teaching, research and engagement, thereby contributing to the mission of Duquesne University by serving God by serving students.


The impact of your gift


In the Bayer School, we educate our students so that they can contribute to scientific advancement as they prepare for exciting and rewarding careers in environmental and forensic sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.


Participation in nationally funded research projects and academic and career guidance from dedicated faculty mentors offer students of the Bayer School a comprehensive, individualized educational experience.


This is done through our:

  • Undergraduate Research

  • Community Engaged Programs

  • Groundbreaking Academic Programs

  • Partnerships with Pittsburgh’s Scientific Community

Click here to read more about our strategic priorities.


How were the 2018 gifts were used?


Day of Giving gifts are earmarked to support student research via the purchase of needed research supplies, funding students to present their research at national and international conferences, and funding student-led, science-based community engagement initiatives.  For spring, summer and fall 2018, Day of Giving gifts were used to support:

  • Sigma Science – A student led program where Bayer School students provide hands-on science experiences for K-12 students from economically disadvantaged areas in Pittsburgh.
  • Supporting student travel to present student research at the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) national meeting.
  • Supporting student travel to attend and present at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
  • Supporting the student-led the environmental awareness event titled “Waste is Wack.”
  • Providing support for students to attend and present at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists meeting (NEAFS), where two of the students received research fellowships awards from NEAFS.
  • Supported student travel to attend and present at the National Society of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers conference.
  • Provided support for student participation in the University of Georgia’s Conservation Medicine Workshop.
  • Provided funds for a student to take a specialized summer course, not offered at Duquesne, in “Migratory Birds” offered at George Mason University in suburban Washington, D.C.


Please donate now to support the Bayer School


Gifts made to the Bayer School will allows us to address our most pressing needs, such as scholarships and educational resources, or by selecting "other" you can give specifically to our diverse programs of study or student organizations.



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Natural & Environmental Sciences Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 24
2 NY 2
2 OH 2
Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences Matching Gift
Gianni and Lisa Floro will match donations to the Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500!
$2,500 MATCHED
Current Parents Participation Challenge
If 300 current parents of a Duquesne University student make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, an anonymous Parents' Leadership Council family will make a $5,000 gift.
300 / 300 Gifts
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Area of Campus Gifts
1 Athletics 347
2 Liberal Arts 207
3 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) 170
4 School of Nursing 131
5 School of Law 111
6 School of Business 109
7 Ice Hockey 106
8 Other 102
9 School of Education 102
10 School of Pharmacy 84
11 School of Music 63
12 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships 61
13 Greek Life 58
14 Health Sciences 51
15 Gumberg Library 38
16 Natural & Environmental Sciences 36
17 Study Abroad 34
18 Spiritan Campus Ministry 24
19 Biomedical Engineering 21
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the largest amount of dollars during the Duquesne Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Area of Campus Raised
1 Athletics $72,340.19
2 Other $28,025.19
3 School of Business $24,732.10
4 Liberal Arts $22,885.59
5 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) $15,440.55
6 School of Law $12,850.00
7 School of Pharmacy $12,370.04
8 School of Nursing $10,010.17
9 School of Music $6,102.00
10 Ice Hockey $5,185.08
11 School of Education $4,915.42
12 Health Sciences $4,430.00
13 Fr. Sean Hogan Scholarships $4,310.04
14 Natural & Environmental Sciences $2,790.00
15 Gumberg Library $2,550.00
16 Greek Life $2,443.24
17 Study Abroad $1,310.00
18 Spiritan Campus Ministry $1,195.04
19 Biomedical Engineering $1,175.00
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