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Multicultural Engineering Program at UT

The college is committed to recruitment and retention efforts to increase the number of multicultural engineering students. Starting in 1973, the college established the Minority Engineering Scholarship Program (MESP) to increase the number of historically underrepresented groups pursuing engineering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Although we strive to attract students from historically underrepresented groups, our programs are open to all.

The Multicultural Engineering Program has three strategic goals that seek to impact students:

  • Goal 1: Increase the enrollment of underrepresented populations in engineering
  • Goal 2: Improve student retention and graduation of underrepresented populations in engineering
  • Goal 3: Provide graduate school preparation of underrepresented populations in support of their pursuit of a graduate degree in engineering

Campus Programs and Organizations

There are several national groups and campus organizations available for students, faculty, and staff to join. The college is home to three national organizations and chapters for multicultural students: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). Learn more about student organizations in the college.

The college is also the home to three national professional organizations/programs for faculty and staff: National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocate (NAMEPA), Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME), and National Consortium for Graduate Engineering Degrees for Minorities (GEM).


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