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

June 6, 2017
Join the PEERS class for their final presentations
Join the current PEERS class, ENGR 401, as they share their hopes and strategies for transforming the College into a more diverse and inclusive community.

May 4, 2017
PEERS Leaders speak to WChE group
PEERS Leaders, Lily Berger, Mayoore Jaiswal, and Kate Schultz presented to the Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE) group at their May 4th general meeting.

April 28, 2017
PEERs Leader Kate Schultz featured in science advocacy article
PEERS Leader Kate Schults is featured in "Why Trump Is Actually Good For The Scientific Community", at Bustle.

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.