Multicultural Engineering Program

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Multicultural Engineering Program

Alma Ramirez-Rodgers
Senior Assistant Director of Student Development

Jayde McWilliams
Coordinator of Student Development

The Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is a cohort-based program designed to engage and enhance the experiences of talented scholars who demonstrate experience with, or commitment to, leadership and diversity. 

MEP creates a community of academic and inclusive excellence among our students by fostering connections with other students, faculty, and staff in the College of Engineering and beyond.

All students interested in learning more about the opportunities and developing strategies to overcome challenges of diversity and inclusion in engineering are invited to apply. 

Applications are due February 1.

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Program Components


The MEP program coordinator is your resource to help navigate through each semester by establishing goals, maintaining accountability for them, and helping you take advantage of opportunities that come up. That could include exploring the things you’re already interested in doing, such as studying abroad or getting an internship, or it could be discovering new opportunities on campus, such as doing a research experience for a summer in a different state.


MEP students will enroll in their First-Year Seminar together. During this class time, your program coordinator will lead workshops on topics related to academic, professional, or personal success.

Workshop topics could include: preparing for the career fair, basics of undergraduate research, how to find a faculty mentor, or academic success strategies.

Every MEP student is encouraged to request workshops on specific topics that interest them.


MEP students will make use of regularly scheduled study times or space. The goal is for you to connect around your academics and help you stay on top of your schoolwork, but you can also use this time to connect with your peers about anything!


Each MEP student receives a four-year, renewable scholarship for $500 per semester. You must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA) and actively involved in the program to maintain your scholarship.


Students have the opportunity to become a mentor for the MEP. This includes building personal relationships with the MEP cohorts that follow you, and you would also maintain a leadership role in the program.