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University of California-Santa Cruz - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • MEP and MESA Programs
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Women in Science

Local Groups

  • Project AWESOME: Women in Computing
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Other Student Support Programs

Summer, fall and winter orientation programs for new students, BSOE Peer Advisor program, Career Center, Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), Learning Support Services (LSS), Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), Academic Excellence Honors Program (ACE), Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS), Disability Resource Center, and veterans services.

CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) SUMMER RESEARCH - an 8-week program giving students an opportunity to conduct research with a faculty mentor.

Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), a learning community, study center and peer support network aimed at facilitating the retention and graduation of students who are first in their family to go to college or from groups which continue to remain the most underrepresented in engineering studies.

Engineering Bridge Academy, a week-long engineering summer bridge program for educationally disadvantaged students, that teaches new students how to become more effective at the task of being engineering students and to take full advantage of their learning experience.

The NSF-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) program offers opportunities for both UCSC and non-UCSC students to take part in an intensive and personalized summer program. SURF-IT includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC faculty member in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or bionformatics.

The Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering Research Mentoring Institute Undergraduate (CBSE RMI) Diversity Scholarships in Genomic Science supports diversity at UCSC and in genomic research by providing scholarships and mentored research training for underrepresented students. The RMI offers academic and professional advising, hands-on research training, and a $1500 scholarship for qualified UCSC undergraduates who are interested in genomic science and its ethical, legal, or social implications (ELSI).