UA’s Multicultural Engineering Program was established in May 1987 through a joint grant from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. As a founding member institution of the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, UA has continued its long term commitment to the pre-college effort.
The Multicultural Engineering Program strategic plan has three ambitious goals that seek to impact students starting at the pre-college level (K-12) all the way to graduation from The University of Alabama College of Engineering.
- Goal 1: Increase the number of academically qualified students from underrepresented populations to apply, are accepted and enroll in UA’s College of Engineering.
- Goal 2: Enhance and develop comprehensive support services that ensure graduation success.
- Goal 3: Promote a diverse community that encourages and provides a successful path for fulfilling a career in engineering or computer science.
- Pre-college (K-12) Initiatives
- Student Introduction to Engineering Summer Program
- Student Recruitment and Retention Efforts
- Tutorials and Student Study Center
- Academic/Personal Counseling
- Financial Aid Counseling
- Scholarship Awards
- Cooperative Education Referrals
- Full-time Employment Referrals
- Graduate School Support
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- The National GEM Consortium (GEM)
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
- National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Out in STEM (OStem)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME)
- Women of Aeronautics & Astronautics (WoAA)