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Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE)

The Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) programs provide undergraduate students the opportunity to gain leadership skills such as mentoring and motivating others, effective public speaking, how to take initiative, responding to ambiguity and more. These skills equip students to become effective collaborators and leaders in the college and beyond.

How to apply

There is one application process for Emerging Leaders in Engineering in order to be considered for any/all of the associated programs: Engineering Ambassadors, Engineering Design Coaches, or Engineering Peer Educators. You are encouraged to rank any/all programs you would be interested in participating in. Ranking more than one position will not impact your chances of being selected for your first choice. You are also welcome to apply to a single program.

The application

Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Leaders in Engineering programs! At this time, our application is currently closed. Please complete this form to be notified via email when the application opens!

Why participate?

The ELE programs are an excellent opportunity to develop leadership and professional development skills, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • How to take initiative and function independently
  • How to respond effectively to ambiguity and change
  • Mentoring and motivating others
  • Effective public speaking
  • How to work with diverse people

We anticipate all ELE participants will receive an award of up to $1800.

Eligibility for ELE

The basic eligibility requirements for participation in all programs: 

  • Standing as an enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Engineering
    • Students in the Paul Allen School (Computer Science or Computer Engineering) are eligible to apply to be an Engineering Design Coach only. The Allen School manages a peer advising program that is similar to the Engineering Peer Educators and an ambassador program that CSE students are encouraged to consider.
  • A minimum of a 2.00 cumulative GPA
  • Good standing with the Community Standards and Student Conduct Office
  • Completion of one quarter at UW

ELE programs

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Engineering Ambassadors (EAs)

Connect with K-14 students to inspire interest in the field of engineering and to share opportunities in engineering at the UW. You'll share your passion for engineering with the next generation.

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Engineering Design Coaches (EDCs)

Design and lead hands-on workshops in the makerspaces for undergraduate students. Share your passions and interests with your peers and teach them skills that they can apply through the rest of their college experience.

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Engineering Peer Educators (EPEs)

Mentor new engineering undeclared students through their transition to the College of Engineering by facilitating the GEN ST 199 component of Engineering FIGs in autumn quarter.

We are grateful for support from our organizational partners

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