Grainger Engineering is dedicated to producing the best innovative and creative leaders. Everyone benefits when individuals from different personal, cultural, and disciplinary perspectives are working together. To help you thrive in college and find a suportive community, we provide programs for underrepresented students that provide professional development, mentorship, and other resources.
Morrill Engineering Program
Morrill Engineering Program (MEP) empowers African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students, supports their success as scholars, and leverages a community of students, staff, and alumni to achieve excellence in engineering. MEP hosts a variety of activities throughout the year to enhance the student experience.
Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering (WIE) is a college-wide program dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students in the College. WIE offers a supportive community, professional development resources, and outreach to young perspective engineers.
Increase in women in engineering over the last five years
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineerings (NSBE) is a group of young engineers whose main goal is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community, and to encourage minority students on and off campus to pursue majors and careers in the STEM field.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) aims to develop a diverse network of women in pursuit of engineering and science, providing them with mentoring relationships and professional development opportunities, and advocating for the future pursuit of careers in engineering.
Women in Computer Science
Women in Computer Science (WCS) is a non-profit, educational, student group. The organization is dedicated to supporting the efforts of young women, who are pursuing a career in computer science or show an overall interest in technology.
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) aims to not only to encourage women to pursue a degree in ECE, but to also be a source of assistance in reaching academic and career goals. The WECE organization provides members with opportunities to make social connections within the department, advance technical skills, and network professionally.