Goals of OurSuccess and Growth Programs

ENGINEERING IS FOR EVERYONE!

Attract Growth

Attract a population of K-12 students to engineering majors using our outreach programs.

Prepare Disadvantaged Students

Better prepare disadvantaged students and their families for college success.

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Enable Success

Enable the success of matriculated CoE students through academic programs and resources.

Create an Inclusive Environment

Create an inclusive environment in the College for all future engineers.

Our Pledge to You

"The University of Utah John and Marcia Price College of Engineering is a signatory to the ASEE Diversity Pledge which articulates the undersigned colleges’ position on equal opportunity and inclusiveness, and commits them to specific actions." — Richard Brown, Price College of Engineering Dean

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Programs for Students

MESA

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program to help K-12 students succeed in math, science, engineering, and technology-related careers

Student Clubs

The College of Engineering is focused on supporting a wide range of Student Clubs/Organizations across all majors, with specific clubs for students and allies of various backgrounds, genders, races, and orientations.

Tools for Success

A University of Utah resource to support your unique situation to help you succeed

TRIO

Program for students who need academic assistance by provides advising, instruction, tutoring and informational workshops

Utah Center for Inclusive Computing (UCIC)

Center created in an effort to boost the percentage of students in the university’s computing programs from all walks of life.

For more information, Contact Morgan Boyack at morgan.boyack@utah.edu

Student Populations at the U

Across 18 colleges, 31% of all new minority students at the U are in Engineering.

Since 2005, the number of women in PCE tenure-line faculty positions has increased 620%!


Since 2005, PCE has increased attendance of students of color by over 475%

Over the last 16 years, PCE has increased attendance of female students by 510%


In 2005 students of color made up 20% of the College student body. Today that number is 38%!

Over 16 years the percentage of female students has reached the national average of 21%.

In Comparison to other Utah Universities...

In 2021, the PCE bachelor’s degree program had the highest number of minority students in Utah at 23%!

Across the state this enrollment typically falls between 1-5%

During the 2020 school year, 21% of engineering students were female.

Across the state this number is typically below 15%

Engineering Success & Growth Committee

Chair
    • Sneha Kasera – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Members
    • Brittany Coats - Mechanical Engineering
    • Chuck Dorval - Biomedical Engineering
    • Ebsa Eshete - Student Representative– Mechanical Engineering
    • Heather Hucks - Academic Program Manager
    • Jack Wang - Student Representative– Biomedical Engineering
    • Mary Hall - Kahlert School of Computing
    • Masood Parvania - Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Michael Free - Materials Science and Engineering
    • Michael Young - Entertainment Arts and Engineering
    • Monica Heaton - Director of Administration
    • Pedro Romero - Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Swomitra Mohanty - Chemical Engineering
  • Collect, analyze, and present diversity data
  • Identify opportunities, including funding opportunities, to enhance diversity in the college
  • Support outreach activities for broadening participation
  • Interact with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office of the University for exchanging data, and ideas
  • Interact with departments/programs in the college on diversity matters
  • Interact with student clubs to promote diversity
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (College of Engineering Diversity Officer)
  • One representative, Associate Chair/Associate Director, each from the 6 departments and the School of Computing in the college (If a department/school does not have an associate chair/associate director, the department/school chair/director could nominate a tenured or career line faculty member at the professor rank to serve on the diversity committee.)
  • One faculty representative from EAE
  • One undergraduate student representative
  • One graduate student representative