The Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) program provides opportunities for you to gain the skills you need to be an effective collaborator and leader in the workforce while making a positive impact on the College of Engineering.
ELE offers three subprograms: Engineering Ambassadors, Engineering Design Coaches, and Engineering Peer Educators.
The ELE program is a great opportunity to develop 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
All ELE participants are awarded a scholarship.
Eligibility for ELE
The basic eligibility requirements for participation in all programs:
- Standing as a matriculated undergraduate student in the College of Engineering
- A minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA
- Good standing with the Community Standards and Student Conduct office
- Completion of one quarter at UW
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.
Introduce undergraduate Engineering Undeclared students to the wide array of applications of engineering and guide them through the steps to build their own projects.
Which program is right for me?
Compare some basics on each program to help you determine the best fit for you. Note: You may apply to more than one program.
|Program||Time commitment||Curriculum||When to apply
See each program website for the specific application deadline
|Autumn-spring quarters: 5 events per quarter and biweekly meetings||Ongoing training||Autumn quarter|
Engineering Design Coaches
|Autumn and winter quarters or autumn and spring quarters: 5-10 hrs/week||2 credits of ENGR 498 in autumn quarter||Late winter/spring|
Engineering Peer Educators
|Spring: ~5 hours/week; autumn: 5-10 hrs/week||0-3 credits of ENGR 498 both in spring and autumn quarters||Late autumn/early winter|