department has recently implemented a policy requiring all EE students
to have a personal laptop while they are EE students. *This new policy
is effective AUTUMN 2014.* There are several reasons the EE department
has initiated this policy:
We can ensure our students are able to install and run Matlab and similar software systems routinely needed for EE courses.
To transition out older and obsolete equipment in EE labs.
To eventually reduce course fees for our students.
This 3-credit seminar enlists engineering students’ creativity and social conscience to create an inclusive environment in the College of Engineering. Students explore topics like diversity, unexamined bias, stereotype threat, privilege, and allyship. The course also satisfies the UW Diversity Requirement.
Students who complete the seminar are eligible for internship opportunities as PEER Leaders.
Course Instructors: Dr. Joyce Yen, UW ADVANCE and Dr. Sapna Cheryan, Psychology ENGR 498C Fall Quarter 2014 Thursdays 1:30-3:20 PM Location: MEB 242 For more info e-mail email@example.com or visit us at www.engr.washington.edu/peers/
Who can be a Peer Mentor?
You! No prior mentoring experience is required, just
experience studying engineering at UW!
What’s the program all about?
Advisers in the College of Engineering are dedicated to
helping students with any questions they have. But when it comes to learning
about the student experience, who better to talk to than engineering students
The idea behind the Peer Mentor program is to connect first
and second-year students with upperclassmen in engineering who have undergone
similar experiences and can offer their student perspective and insight on
subjects concerning the student experience. Having once been in their
shoes, Peer Mentors will be a valuable resource for underclassmen as they
explore engineering majors, think about getting involved in clubs &
organizations, consider doing research or an internship, decide where to live,
contemplate studying abroad, etc. By being a mentor and sharing your
experiences, you can help your peers be better informed to make their own
decisions as they navigate their way through their undergraduate careers.
How does it work? What’s expected of Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors will complete short profiles which will be
posted on our website for students to browse. Students will be able to search
for and contact a mentor based on their interests. If you are contacted,
we expect you to respond in a timely manner. You and a mentee may choose to
communicate by email and/or phone, or you may decide to meet in person; that’s
up to the both of you.
As a Peer Mentor, you commit to providing your personal
expertise to students who seek it out. You are not however expected to'
know all the answers', or assume the role of an adviser (that’s what we’re here
for!). We’ll provide you with a list of FAQs and resources for you to reference
if need be, but the focus of your conversations should really be on your
Peer Mentoring can be a small commitment or a larger one
depending on your involvement and the number of students who decide to seek you
out. You can always opt-out of the program at any time by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and your contact information
will be removed from the website.
How do I get involved?
First let us know you’re interested by completing this quick
catalyst survey. We’ll then get in contact with you about next steps. The program will officially kick-off at the start of fall
UW's Office of
International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) is pleased to announce that
Chris Lawrance and Ellen Stay, from the University of Sydney, will
be holding an information session for UW students interested
in studying abroad in Australia.
What: Australia Study Abroad Information Session - University of Sydney
When: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: IPE Office, 459 Schmitz Hall