3 picture collage of PEERs Leaders presenting

PEERs Leaders

PEERs Leaders are a cadre of student leaders who are helping to improve the UW College of Engineering by creating positive change toward a more inclusive engineering environment.

PEERs Leaders engage faculty, staff and fellow students through presentations that describe how the PEERs seminar, coupled with their own coursework, prepare them for their future as engineering leaders.

The presentations highlight what the students have learned about diversity in science and engineering, the impact of unconscious bias, stereotypes, privilege, engaging the community and building allies to support all students succeeding in engineering.

Past presentations have ranged from brief introductory presentations to 90 minute workshops.

Become a PEERs Leader

PEERs Leaders must complete the Spring PEERs seminar to be eligible. If you are a student and are interested in becoming a PEERs Leader, visit our course page to learn more about enrolling.

Bring PEERs Leaders to Your Organization

PEERs Leaders are available to present at student society meetings, faculty meetings, conferences, workshops, and a variety of other events. To schedule a PEERs Leaders presentation, contact Joyce Yen at joyceyen@uw.edu.

Watch the PEERs Leaders presentation about diversity and engineering from the 2012 Women in Science and Engineering Conference.

Our PEERs Leaders program is modeled after Michigan's ADVANCE Science and Technology Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence, or STRIDE.

In 2013 the PEERs Leaders created a series of raps about engineering and diversity. Please listen to them below:

Introductory Rap

Fresh Prince of UNfair Rap

Unconscious Bias Rap