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University of California, Davis - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Black Engineers Association
  • Chicano and Latino Engineers & Scientists Society
  • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
  • Philipinx Americans in Science and Engineering (PASE Chapter)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Services include:

1. Clubs and organizations -- 40+ organizations affiliated with a department or the College whose focus includes an interest in engineering. Limited funding provided for events and competitions. Clubs are required to have a faculty member serve as advisor.

2. ENG 098 -- Introduction to Engineering Design course introducing students to design, teamwork and technical communication.

3. ENG 001 -- Broad survey of the departments within the College and the various career fields/paths available to engineering students.

4. Gearing Up seminar -- Quarter-long seminars discussing preparation strategies for graduate study and pursuing undergraduate research.

5. LEADR Problem Solving -- Collaboration with the Student Academic Success Center to support student tutors for mathematics, chemistry and physics courses.

6. Peer Advisers -- Collaboration with Student Housing to support four current engineering students who serve as peer advisers to discuss academic as well as personal and social problems with students. These Peer Advisers also serve in the academic advising centers within the Student Housing areas and facilitate workshops on academic topics.

7. Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity, and Retention (LEADR) -- the purpose of the LEADR program is to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student population from the College of Engineering. Program components include academic advising, tutoring, graduate school preparation, leadership and professional development and a study center conducive to collaborative and individual study.

8. Transfer Reentry & Veterans Center -- offers additional advising and support for these specific populations, including families of veterans. Reentry students are those who are at least 25 or have children.

9. AB540/Undocumented Student Center -- reaches out to and supports undocumented students and their families, as well as community members. They also do outreach to local high schools and community colleges, encouraging students to consider higher education and helping them think through their financial and legal questions.