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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering - 2017

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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

Local Groups

  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

I. Center for Academic Support in Engineering (CASE) Laboratory.
The CASE Laboratory is an academic support unit that provides assistance to undergraduate students who may need help in introductory and core engineering courses. The goal of the CASE Tutorial Laboratory is to support students' efforts by providing an environment where they may receive one-on-one help from a tutor or use resources available at the laboratory.

II. Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI) Program Description
The goal of the Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI) Summer Bridge Program is to ease the transition of 20 students from high school to college, while preparing students for the successful completion of their pre-engineering program. ECI participants will learn, understand and apply basic mathematical principles to engineering problems during supplemental math courses. ECI scholars are exposed to engineering projects, teambuilding challenges and research lab tours. Additionally, the students are matched with upper level peer mentors. All of these efforts provide student support to aid them in completing their pre-engineering program. Our data shows that students that successfully complete the pre-engineering program have an 83% graduation rate in an engineering degree.

III. Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC) Program Description
Student engagement is continued throughout the academic freshman year in a program called Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC). Engineering LLC serves approximately 50 students that consist of the summer ECI scholars and first-time-in-college freshman, who start in the fall. The program seeks to facilitate engagement with fellow students and faculty in order to foster a sense of community. Students live on the same floor in the same residential hall and are enrolled in the same STEM courses. They attend weekly meetings that cover a range of topics and have guests from industry and engineering departments to have open dialogue with the students. Additionally, there are mandatory study hours that have to be completed each week.

IV. Educating Engineering Students Innovatively (EESI) Program Description
The Educating Engineering Students Innovatively (EESI, pronounced “Easy”) Program is designed to inspire and motivate undergraduate students to continue their pursuit of an engineering degree by building on the ECI Summer Bridge Program and the Engineering Living Learning Community. The program will engage about 50 students from freshman to senior year, ensuring an “easy” journey. It will allow students to practice engineering, provide community engagement, and reinforce fundamental engineering in an environment designed to provide a better college experience. The EESI Program allows students to participate in one of four different tracks: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Industry, Research or Community Engagement.