Minority Scholars Engineering Program (MSEP)
MSEP is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students graduating with degrees in engineering.
MSEP promotes academic and professional excellence, leadership skill development, and fosters community for its affiliates. MSEP is the College of Engineering’s recruitment and retention program and is open to all students.
Men of Color in Engineering Leadership Series
The leadership series connects students to influential men of color, a community of peers and staff who assist students with their goals to obtaining engineering degrees. In partnership with UW Brotherhood Initiative.
Academic services for engineering students
Learn more about the resources available to help engineering students succeed:
A one-credit/no credit course (ENGR 197) that provides additional support for students in engineering prerequisite classes.
Study resources and learning facilitators available in the Engineering Academic Center in Loew Hall, second floor.
A one-credit/no credit seminar for students wanting support to succeed in engineering. Offered Winter and Spring quarters, each quarter has its own emphasis.
MSEP works with the Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics departments to enroll students in math and science courses with other students with similar backgrounds and interests, creating the smaller communities that many students seek at large institutions. Courses maybe noted in the time schedule as "Includes MSEP students" and are designed to work with the appropriate Academic Workshops. To register for these courses, students must see an MSEP, WiSE, or other engineering adviser.
The University of Washington is a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering partner university, providing private source scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latinx engineering students. More: Engineering Scholarships »
Research and work experience
MSEP hosts three national student organizations that have affiliated college chapters at the UW: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES); National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); and Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE). These three groups collaborate with the Society of Women Engineers as the Coalition of Minority and Women Engineering Societies (CMWES). More: Student Clubs & Competitions »
ALVA: Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans
MSEP ALVA is an early college intern experience for engineering undeclared majors. Students are strongly encouraged to connect with MSEP prior to applying to this selective intern program. For pre-freshmen experiences, students are encouraged to consider the UW GenOM ALVA Program.
To become a sponsor of the MSEP Program, contact Sharon Dana, 206-543-6908.