Students leaping by Drumheller Fountain
PEERs (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!


National Science Foundation

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

March 13 – 14, 2014
PEERs Co-PI attending NSF conference "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience"
PEERs Co-PI Sheryl Burgstahler will attend the NSF’s Innovation Through Institutional Integration conference "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience" in Washington D.C.

February 10, 2014
PEERs Presentation for Empowerment Through Education.
PEERs Leaders present to the UW student group Empowerment Through Education.

January 21, 2014
PEERs Leaders' 2012 WiSE presentation on website
PEERs Leaders 2012 WiSE presentation about engineering and diversity has been uploaded to the website. You may watch the presentation here!

December 2, 2013
PEERs Capacity Building Institute Proceedings
Proceedings from the PEERs Capacity Building Institute held on June 7, 2013 were disseminated across campus.

November 21, 2013
PEERs Presentation for STARS Program
PEERs Leaders present to the UW STARS program.

October 22, 2013
PEERs Presentation for LSAMP Program
PEERs Leaders present to the UW LSAMP program.

October 21, 2013
PEERs Presentation for UW STEM Bridge
PEERs Leaders present to the UW STEM Bridge program.

October 9, 2013
PEERs Presentation for Engineering for Society
PEERs Leaders present to the Engineering for Society (ENGR 202) course.

September 6, 2013
PEERs Presentation for S-STEM and WiSE-UP Bridge Program
2:30 - 3:30pm

July 19, 2013
PEERs Leaders' Raps published on website
PEERs Leaders created a series of raps about engineering and diversity. You may listen to them here!

July 19, 2013
PEERs Presentation for NSF Research Experience & Mentoring Program
PEERs Leaders present to the NSF Research Experience & Mentoring Program participants.

July 9, 2013
PEERs Presentation for Math Academy
PEERs Leaders present to the UW College of Engineering Math Academy participants.

June 7, 2013
PEERs Capacity Building Institute
PEERs staff and leaders will share about the program and offer a forum in which UW participants may brainstorm additional diversity initiatives that could be implemented on campus.

June 4, 2013
PEERs Leaders present to Chemical Engineering's Distinguished Young Scholars Selection Panel
PEERs leaders share about the program with the Chemical Engineering department.