About PEERsPEERs (Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships) is a first-round, Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) NSF grant awardee. The goal of PEERs is to increase the participation of underrepresented undergraduate students in the College of Engineering by improving the climate for women, minorities, and people with disabilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). PEERs embraces diversity in its many forms, and has the potential to change the way we address diversity challenges in STEM.
Learn more about PEERs and I-3
Students can sign up for our 1-credit PEERs seminar offered during fall quarter. Students who have taken the course can become PEER leaders, earn credits in our internship program, and go out into the community to educate students and academic leaders. Learn more about the PEERs seminar
Interested in taking the PEERs course in Fall 2013? Please complete a brief introductory survey here!
This program is made possible through a National Science Foundation grant (HRD-0833338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the participants, and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions or policy of the National Science Foundation.
News and Events
July 9, 2013
PEERs Leaders present to the UW College of Engineering Math Academy participants.
June 7, 2013
PEERs staff and leaders will share about the program and offer a forum in which UW participants may brainstorm additional diverstiy initiatives that could be implemented on campus.
June 4, 2013
PEERs leaders share about the program with the Chemical Engineering department.
May 29, 2013
PEERs Leaders are invited to present at Seattle Central Community College.
April 30, 2013
PEERs leader Megan Torkildson was announced as a finalist in the Computer Human Interaction Student Research Competition at the ACM SIGCHI 2013 Conference in Paris, France.
April 30, 2013
Dr. Joyce Yen shares about the PEERs program with members of the Engr 498C class, "Preparing for Graduate Education."
April 26-27, 2013
PEERs leaders facilitate educational experiences for children and adults at Discovery Days booth.
March 2, 2013
PEER Leaders share information about the program at the WiSE Conference.