The College of Engineering strives to be an inclusive community where all members thrive, are valued, and feel a sense of belonging. The programs highlighted below focus on increasing access to engineering and help advance our population of students from diverse backgrounds by supporting their academic, leadership, and personal development.
Located in Loew Hall, the EAC provides space for students to form learning communities while building their skills in engineering-related courses. Resources provided include tutoring, study sessions, and workshops.
Engineering Academy is a summer program for high school juniors in the greater Seattle area from minoritized backgrounds. Engineering Academy allows participants to explore the engineering field while simultaneously developing their problem-solving skills.
MSEP also works with the following student societies: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
PEERs focuses on the long-term goal of increasing participation of all underrepresented groups in engineering through a seminar, peer-led presentations, and a network of student leaders.
WE Rise (formerly known as WiSE) provides social connection, mentoring, advising, and tutoring for women in engineering. Programs include WE Rise Conference, Spring Leadership Academy, the WE Rise & Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Major Chair Mentoring Program, and more.
Pathways for Inclusive Excellence (PIE)
Pathways for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) provides underserved students from Washington state opportunities to pursue engineering and computer science in a supportive environment that is committed to their academic success. The pathways currently consist of the Engineering Dean’s Scholars, Allen School Scholars Program, and STARS programs.
Allen Scholars is a one-year cohort-based program that provides dynamic support to incoming Allen School Freshman Direct Admits who have limited programming experiences and/or are from low-income, first-generation and underserved communities.
Engineering Dean's Scholars are part of a holistic, first-year cohort program to support students who have incredible potential to become excellent engineers and would benefit from additional time and resources to ensure a strong STEM foundation.
STARS supports engineering and computer science students from low-income, first-generation, and underserved backgrounds in navigating the transition to college-level courses through a specialized curriculum designed to build learning skills and strengthen academic preparation.