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Future Students

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We are developing the engineering workforce of the future. We are committed to exposing all K-12 students, including students from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering, to the diverse field of engineering through hands-on and interactive engineering programs while empowering and encouraging all students to develop the necessary skills and confidence to pursue a career in engineering.


Program Initiatives for K-12 Future Engineers 

  • Future Engineering Mailing List   I  By enrolling in the Future Engineering Club, students will receive targeted emails and mailings to increase exposure to the field of engineering. 
  • K-12 Programs   I  Whether you are in kindergarten or a senior in high school, there is a program for you. We have different age ranges where we introduce the field of engineering in multiple ways. Join us for one of our programs where we expose you to endless possibilities in the field of engineering. 
  • Summer Camps   I  By enrolling in a College of Engineering summer camp, we hope to expose middle or high school students to the world of engineering. Camps will be conducted by different College of Engineering faculty, staff and students, so campers can see the field of engineering at a deeper level. 

Program Initiatives for Transfer Students and Dual Degree Programs

  • Dual Degree Engineering Program   I  Auburn Engineering participates in programs with Atlanta University Center Consortium (Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College). Students begin their studies at one of these partner institutions and complete their studies at Auburn. After graduation, students earn two degrees — an engineering degree from Auburn, and a second degree from the partner institution.
  • Path to the Plains (P2P)   I  A partnership with Southern Union Community College in which students pursuing degrees in Biosystems Engineering take their first few courses at Auburn while paying Southern Union Community College tuition rates. 

Program Initiatives for Future Auburn Engineering Undergraduates

To support the unique needs of students within the College of Engineering, students have the opportunity to join student-led organizations with a diversity focus. These organizations are open to any student, and each encourages professional development and community building for underrepresented groups in engineering. An undergraduate representative from each of these organizations sits on the Engineering Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The Auburn SWE chapter is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. For more information about Auburn's local SWE Chapter, find us on Facebook (Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Auburn University Section).
The purpose of NSBE is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
SHPE is a leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in science, technology, math and science.
OSTEM is a national organization dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ individuals who work in STEM fields or pursue STEM majors. We help students find academic and professional resources that suit their unique needs, work with faculty in the College of Engineering and COSAM to help them develop inclusive classroom practices, and provide LGBTQ+ students in STEM majors a feeling of community so they know they are not alone. Additionally, we have a strict privacy policy to prevent any members from being outed for their participation.

College of Engineering Programs

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering provides programs through its administrative offices to bolster the recruitment and success of underrepresented students. From pre-college through graduation, these programs provide students with the support they need to become leaders in engineering.  

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AEP Program


Engineering Academic Excellence Program
strengthens the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Celebrating 25 years, this program supports participants from pre-college through graduation, both in and out of the classroom, by focusing on expanding academic preparation and career readiness.
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100+ Women Strong


100+ Women Strong
, housed under the Office of Development, is made up of alumni and friends of the college who embrace our vision to provide resources and programming that will enable us to attract, support and retain female students in Auburn Engineering. Though not a student organization, 100+ Women Strong provides mentoring, scholarships, and professional development events to help recruit, retain, and reward female students in the College of Engineering. 100+ Women Strong also recognizes outstanding leadership in the College of Engineering by sponsoring the 100+ Women Strong Leadership Award

Scholarships

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is committed to supporting all students through their scholastic program. For the 2021-2022 academic year, over $4 million was awarded by the college to engineering students. 

Students must apply through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) each year to receive consideration for engineering scholarships. AUSOM’s online features and benefits allow students to search, review requirements, apply and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities, all within one easy-to-use site.

Students are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive financial aid. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and should be received for consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.

Additional information can be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/scholarships .


Engineering Academic and Career Development Support

  • The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is dedicated to offering academic and career development support to all students. The Office of Engineering Student Services offers services to prospective and current students, including scholarships, academic advising, academic support and tutoring, engineering global programs, and other administrative support.  The Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations provides customized, student-centered career coaching and resources, as well as cultivating industry-focused partnerships. 
  • For more information, visit the current student resources page at http://eng.auburn.edu/current-students/
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Jenny Sconyers
Student Initiative Administrator
Jeffrey Fergus
Associate Dean Program Assessment