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Student & Diversity Programs

Together, these programs provide financial, social, academic and cultural support to engineering students. They recruit top high school students to UW engineering, with an emphasis on reaching underrepresented populations in the field and in the programs. And they help students launch their careers with mentoring and hands-on work experience.

Also see Diversity at UW for campus-wide programs and information.

Selected undergraduates develop leadership skills through practical experience, personal reflection and assisting with planned College of Engineering activities. Students may apply for scholarships early in Spring quarter.
Keywords: scholarship, leadership, pre-engineering Open to all students, MSEP promotes academic excellence, facilitates leadership skills, and fosters community of engineering scholars.
Keywords: diversity, academic support, ALVA, NACME PEERs course teaches students to teach their peers to be change-agents for increased diversity. Students earn internship credit by becoming PEERs leaders and helping with presentations.
Keywords: diversity, leadership The STARS program provides highly motivated students who are eligible for financial aid with a specialized first-year curriculum designed to build learning skills and academic preparation.
Keywords: academic support, diversity, mentoring Provides social connection, mentoring, advising, and tutoring for women in science and engineering. Programs include academic support, Bridge, the WiSE Conference, and the Pre-Major and Pre-Professional programs.
Keywords: diversity, academic, social, leadership, mentoring

Student Organizations

Engineering students can participate in a wide variety of social, technical and environmental organizations and clubs.

Student Competitions

Competitions, often sponsored by professional organizations and corporations are a fun and challenging way to gain real-world experience in engineering.

Study Abroad Program

study abroad flyer Study Abroad Australia, sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), gives engineering students opportunities to study and work in other countries. In 2012, 15 UW students spent summer quarter studying robotics in Australia. Many of the students are the first in their families to attend university and for most it's not only the first time out of the country, but also out of the state of Washington. Learn more in the Queensland University of Technology article and the UW Study Abroad website.

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Also see Diversity at UW for campus-wide programs and information.

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From Mentee to Mentor

Bill Fishburn, Cezanne Camacho photos

New graduate Cezanne Camacho felt pressure to prove her ability as one of the few women in her classes. Joining WiSE and PEERs gave her inspiration and encouragement.

Bill Fishburn (BSAA '93) says his immersion into tough engineering courses at the UW was aided by participation in an MSEP program.

Both became mentors for other UW engineering students. Read more in A Bridge to Achievement.

DO-IT Video Series

The DO-IT Scholars program prepares high school students with disabilities for college, careers, independent living, and leadership roles in society. The video series features students in the program at the UW. See the entire series on UWTV.

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