For Current Students: Get Connected

The Engineering Community and student groups put on events every quarter to help students explore engineering disciplines and connect to opportunities in the college. Check the events out below, and mark your calendars! While you're at it, check out the engineering calendar and student activities.

Societies Fair Exploration Night Majors Fair Academic Center Peer Mentors Group Advising Bring Your Own Mug

Special Events Each Quarter

Autumn Engineering Societies Fair

two women looking at brochure at Engineering Societies Fair

October. 2015 event details to be announced.

There's more to the college experience than the classroom. Meet members from engineering clubs and organizations, such as the Formula Motorsports team, the Society of Women Engineers, the Human Powered Sub team, and Engineers Without Borders. Learn what they do and how to get involved.

Engineering Exploration Night

students and alumna in discussion at Engineering Exploration Night

January. 2016 event details to be announced.

Find out firsthand what being an engineer in industry is all about. Meet UW engineering alumni from companies such as Boeing, Amazon, and Microsoft and ask your burning questions about engineering fields and professional careers. Free dinner!

Engineering Majors Fair

students at engineering fair

Spring quarter 2015
Location TBD
Registration not required.

Students from all engineering departments answer questions about their majors and share their experiences and suggestions.


Ongoing Academic Support and Advising

entrance to Student Academic Services office in 301 Loew Hall


Pre-engineering students can meet with any adviser in Student Academic Services for help with:

  • Exploring academic interests
  • Developing plans for your major
  • Understanding and completing requirements
  • Avoiding or overcoming administrative problems
  • Developing a sense of purpose in your undergraduate education

Learn about scheduling advising appointments, drop-in advising, and group advising sessions at Academics & Advising.

Engineering Academic Center

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Loew Hall 207, 213, and 215
Registration not required.

The Engineering Academic Center (EAC) is a place where white boards are brimming with equations worked over by students to hone the skills they need to succeed in introductory math, physics or chemistry courses. Workshop participants, usually 10 to 20 students, meet twice a week in study groups and form learning communities.

Learn more at Engineering Academic Center.

Group Advising

The session dates and times are to be announced
Groups meet in Loew Hall 014
Registration for group sessions will open soon

Meet other pre-engineering students and learn from each other’s questions and experiences at one of our group advising sessions! Group advising sessions are held periodically throughout the year and are a great opportunity to discuss topics with an adviser while also connecting with your peers.

Peer and Alumni Support

Peer Mentor Program

Find a Mentor button and link The CoE Peer Mentor Program helps connect first and second-year students with upperclassmen studying engineering. Search the Peer Mentor list for an engineering student whose interests align with your own. Ask them questions, hear about their experiences, and get some friendly advice!


BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters
Location Paul G. Allen Center Atrium (look for BYOM sign)
Registration: Required.

Learn more about engineering fields and what alumni do after graduation. Gain perspective from someone who has been in your shoes and is now working in industry. At informal BYOM sessions throughout the school year, students meet with alumni at ReBoot Cafe on campus to ask questions about working and life outside of the university.

UW's College of Engineering provides the alumni, you provide the mug and beverage.


Student Clubs and Organizations

The value of your involvement in Student Organizations & Clubs and Student Competitions is immeasurable. Here are a few activity highlights:


UW Engineering Calendar

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Congratulations to Our Winning Students

Polydrop team member Volha Hrechka describes their project to an EIC judge

ChemE Students Win Environmental Innovation Challenge

A team of UW chemical engineering students won the $10K grand prize in the 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge. The team created an additive that can transform paint into a light-weight alternative to metal-based conductive coatings. This product could be useful on aircraft and vehicles built from carbon fiber reinforced composites, which build up static charges that can interfere with electronic systems. More about Polydrop and the competition:

Environmental Innovation Challenge video
Polydrop's start as a capstone project
Winners of the 2013 EIC
Polydrop startup: Sky High Solution

Read more about our winning students »