Encourages individuals with disabilities to take on challenging academic programs and careers by promoting the use of technology to increase independence and productivity.
Keywords: diversity, academic support, disabilities, technology
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, WiSE UP
(formerly Bridge), the WiSE Conference
, and the Pre-Major
Keywords: diversity, academic, social, leadership, mentoring
Student Organizations, Clubs and Competitions
Engineering students can participate in a wide variety of social, technical and environmental organizations and clubs. Competitions are often sponsored by professional organizations and corporations and are a fun and challenging way to gain real-world experience in engineering.
Study Abroad Program
Interdisciplinary STEM in 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.
Also see Diversity at UW for campus-wide programs and information.