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 3-credit PEERs seminar offered during spring 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 during spring quarter? Please email us at

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

February 18, 2017
PEERs presents at the 2017 WiSE Conference
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal, Katherine Schultz, and Lily Berger presents "Where are the people like me? Examining the Factors that Impact the Cracking of the Ceiling" at the 2017 UW WISE Conference during the 1:40 - 2:40p.m. session.

January 26, 2017
PEERs Leaders visit STARS students
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal, Katherine Schultz, and Lily Berger do a presentation about PEERs to the College of Engineering STARS students.

July 8, 2016
WiSE UP Presentation
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal presents to UW's WiSE UP program participants.

July 8, 2016
Math Academy Presentation
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal presents to UW's Mathematics Academy.

June 10, 2016
PEERs students present culminating projects from the spring quarter course
Please join the PEERs students and instructors in HUB 334 on Friday, June 10th from 2:30 - 4:20 p.m. for their final presentations.

April 19, 2016
Dr. Joyce Yen presents as a keynote speaker at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium
Dr. Joyce Yen presents "Doing Race and Equity Pedagogy" as a keynote speaker at the UW's Center for Learning and Teaching Symposium.

March 31, 2016
The annual PEERs course begins
Dr. Joyce Yen and Dr. Sapna Cheryan, PEERs course instructors, welcomed 30 new students to the three-credit PEERs seminar.

February 15, 2016
Alexis Nelson presents at Transforming the Diversity Landscape Symposium at the TMS Annual Meeting
Program Operations Specialist Alexis Nelson gave a presentation about PEERs at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

November 18th, 2015
PEERs highlighted in Provost’s report
PEERs was highlighted in the November 2015 Provost’s report on race and equity in higher education.

November 3rd, 2015
Exploring Engineering
PEERs Leaders present to Exploring Engineering, ENGR 101

October 28th, 2015
Engineering Exploration
PEERs Leaders present to Engineering Exploration, ENGR 101

April 25, 2015
Engineering Discovery Days
PEERs Leaders hosted a table and engaged attenees at the Engineering Discovery Days.

January 30th, 2015
Alexis Nelson presents at UW Diversity Council symposium
Program Operations Specialist Alexis Nelson gave a presentation about PEERS to the UW Diversity Council’s 2015 symposium “Diversity at UW: Promising Practices for Inclusive Campuses”