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ENGR 3021

The Technical Presentation and Communication Skills (Engineering Ambassadors) for engineering students through service-learning experiences with the Engineering Ambassador organization. Innovative presentation techniques, communication strategies (written and oral) for varied audiences, and utilization of varied presentation styles, demonstrations, and visual aids will be studied and practiced. Engineering Ambassador projects and events provide the context and practice forum for concepts and skills learned in the course. Some attention will be given to communication and presentation strategies for effective leadership and networking.

Credits: 1 Credit

How to enroll?

Permission number required. Please contact uconnea.presentationteam@gmail.com for a permission number after you have been accepted to presentation team.

When? Fall Semester

Who? Undergraduate students that are in their first year of Engineering Ambassadors (EA) Presentation Team

ENGR 3022

The BOSS LADI (Building Our Sistas' Strength, Leveraging Adversity, Diversity, and Intellect) course is intended to build the confidence, communication, and leadership skills specifically of Black and Latinx women in STEM so that they have the agency and ability to step into leadership roles (especially in higher levels of management) in varying environments (academia, government, industry, etc.) and know they can affect change. This course will also assist students in preparation for academic success through exposure to resources, guest speakers, and discussions in and outside of class.

Credits: 2 Credits

How to enroll?

Permission number required. Please contact engr-inclusion@uconn.edu

When? Fall and Spring Semester

Who? Undergraduate womxn in STEM that identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or Multiracial/cultural.

ENGR 3024

The BOSS LADI (Building Our Sistas' Strength, Leveraging Adversity, Diversity, and Intellect) - Advanced course is intended to continue to build upon the confidence, communication, and leadership skills of underrepresented undergraduate women (specifically Black and Latinx) in STEM so that they have the agency and ability to step into leadership roles (especially in higher levels of management) in varying environments (academia, government, industry, etc.) and know they can affect change. This course will also assist students in preparation for academic success through exposure to resources, guest speakers, and discussions in and outside of class.

Credits: 3 Credits

How to enroll?

Please e-mail engr-inclusion@uconn.edu to inquire for enrollment information.

When? Spring Semester

Who? Undergraduate womxn in STEM that identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or Multiracial/cultural who have taken ENGR 3022

ENGR 3025

The Engineering for Impact is a leadership development course for current and future undergraduate student leaders in the school of engineering. In this class you will meet with student leaders within your student organization, as well as other student leaders in different organizations. You will learn communication and leadership skills, and collaborate with others on a common mission.

Credits: 1 (may be repeated up to 6 times)

How to enroll?

Permission number required. Please contact the president/leader of the organizations listed above for a permission number.

If diversity and/or inclusion is a core part of your organization and you would like to be a part of this class, please email engr-inclusion@uconn.edu.

When? Fall and Spring

Who? Undergraduate students that are in diversity focused engineering student organizations (EA, EWB, NSBE, SHPE, SWE) etc.

Volunteer for a K-12 Outreach Event or Program!

Share your passion for engineering with the next generation of students.

We rely on volunteers to staff the following programs for middle and high school students. Click an image to learn more about a program! If interested in a volunteer opportunity, please email engr-edpsw@uconn.edu.

Multiply Your
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Conference for 8th grade girls

Sisters in Stem Conference

Conference for 10th grade womxn of color

Engineering Your
Future

Conference for Black and Latinx 8th grade boys

Northeast Science Bowl

Quiz bowl for high school teams

Work for us or our programs!

Share your passion for engineering with the next generation of students.

Select from the programs below to learn more about a program! If interested in working for us, please email engr-edpsw@uconn.edu.

 

PEP

Saturday morning program for middle - high school kids during the academic year

SPARK

Summer Camp for middle school girls with different weekly themes

Explore Engineering

Exploratory summer camp for high school students

BRIDGE:

Summer program for under represented or marginalized first year students