Goals of the College of Engineering’s outreach and diversity programs are to:

  • Attract a diverse population of K-12 students to engineering majors using outreach programs that excite students to the possibilities in engineering.
  • Better prepare under-represented student populations and their families for college success.
  • Enable the success of matriculated CoE students through academic programs and resources.
  • Create an inclusive environment in the College for all future engineers.

For more information about diversity programs in the College, contact:

Amanda May

Amanda May

Diversity and Retention Coordinator

Office: 1603 WEB
E-mail: amanda.may@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8954

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Student Organizations

Science, Technology, Engineering Programs (STEP)
STEP is committed to increasing the numbers and retention of underrepresented students in engineering (ethnic minorities and women) and hard sciences. The club sponsors socials, professional dinners, resume workshops and opportunities for community outreach. STEP is the university/college extension of Utah’s K-12 MESA clubs.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. The U of U SHPE chapter exists to increase the numbers and retention of Hispanic engineering student at the U. The society is committed to improving the overall culture of engineering at the University of Utah through diversity. Members participate in work readiness seminars and professional dinners, outreach to Hispanic students in the local community and attend regional and national conferences for Hispanic engineers and engineering students. SHPE sponsors socials throughout the year for students of color.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

American Indian Society of Engineers and Scientists (AISES)
Information coming soon.

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