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About PEERs

The PEERs program stands for Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships and is a program for students, by students to improve the University of Washington College of Engineering. Through a student seminar and peer-led presentations, PEERs engages  a cadre of student leaders who are improving the UW College of Engineering and engage peers, professors, and staff to create positive change toward a more inclusive engineering environment.

PEERs integrates NSF-funded efforts across the UW in an innovative way to improve the experiences of underrepresented undergraduates in the College of Engineering. Through three student-centered interventions and five engineering transformational interventions, PEERs focuses on solutions that “fix the system” of bias and stereotype, with a long-term goal of increasing the participation of all underrepresented groups in engineering.

NSF Funding - PEERs is a first-round NSF Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) awardee. Learn more about I3 and PEERs funding and timeline.

Diversity in Engineering - Learn more about the vision, goals, research, and expected outcomes of PEERs.

Our Partners

PEERs is a partnership of NSF-funded groups across campus.

UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
Center for Workforce Development (CWD)
Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT)
AccessSTEM

Additional Resources

PEERs Overview (pdf)

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Contact PEERs

For more information about PEERs, please contact us at peers@uw.edu.