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University of Delaware - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SEEKS TO RECRUIT, RETAIN AND GRADUATE MORE WOMEN AND STUDENTS OF COLOR THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS TO ASSIST IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ACADEMIC, CAREER AND PERSONAL GOALS

• WOMEN IN ENGINEERING (WIE) - Our goal is to promote, mentor, and enable participation of women students and faculty in engineering studies and in the workplace. WIE provides activities that bring together female and male engineering students, faculty, and administrators -- as well as external representatives from industry, government agencies, and other academic institutions -- with the goal of promoting a healthy institutional climate for all members of the engineering community at UD.

• GEM - The GEM fellowship program is designed to offer opportunities for under- represented minority students to obtain MS and PhD degrees in engineering through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.

• RESOURCES TO INSURE SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERS (RISE) - The College of Engineering at the University of Delaware is host to one of the nation's earliest and most successful minority engineering programs. Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE), is a program with the mission of recruiting and encouraging academically prepared students who are native-born African American, Hispanic American, and Native American, as well as others who, as a group, are underrepresented in engineering. The prime objective of RISE is to assist these students in attaining an engineering degree.

• FAME/UD - A 4-week summer residential program to increase the participation of minorities in engineering and other science professions.


LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING OFFERS EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THE SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

• K-12 OUTREACH - Engaging and exciting programs for grades K-12 based upon cutting-edge research conducted by UD faculty, staff and students. Included in our programs and events are: Art
& Engineering; Camps; Competitions; Lending Library for Teachers; and more. The model is to excite and engage the students in the K-12 space as well as the people around them, parents, teachers and informal providers, to create a supported opportunity for experiencing engineering education. Faculty, undergrad and graduate students provide technical support for the creation of teaching modules that are: 1) implemented by K-12 Engineering staff, students or faculty; 2) borrowed by teachers in the K-12 space for use in their own classrooms; 3) used by parents, museums, informal science providers or others with an interest in engineering education. Undergraduate and graduate students also provide implementation assistance during K-12 designed events and visitations to local education venues, as well as camps. One of the unexpected outcomes of working with K-12 Engineering for the students, faculty and staff is the training in educational pedagogy and protection of minors that is a generalizable skill that each participant takes with them.