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College of Engineering



The College of Engineering is home to several programs, research projects, and policy centers that partner with organizations in the community to create a P-20 connection.  Descriptions of these programs are accompanied with website and/or contact information in the following list.  Please feel free to contact us to add to this list.  


Colorado MESA Program

Website: Colorado MESA

The Colorado MESA Program is an after school program that engages K-12 students in math and science-project based curriculum.  The program serves 3500 kids in 150 schools up and down the front range.  MESA is lead by advisors that are trained by MESA and meets with students one day per week.  The curriculum focuses on: competition, design, and weekly challenges.  Students are required to attend two field trips: one in industry and one college trip, teachers check kids academic status to ensure they are taking an engineering prep curriculum. The program partners with CCD and Arapahoe and also works closely with CU Boulders’ multicultural engineering program.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers


The Purpose of SHPE is to help those not only succeed but strive in their respected majors. SHPE prepares its members for the interview process and prepares each member professionally. A goal of SHPE is that each member is ready to lead a team and have the leadership traits needed to compete in the world upon graduation. The UCD chapter works to create a community within
the chapter. The chapter promotes tutoring and assistance for the younger members in the degree programs by the older members. SHPE provides its members with internship opportunities and involvement programs. We also commend leadership among our pears by encouraging involvement with our community and campus events such as Upward Bound and our yearly high school conference. Do to our member contribution to events on campus SHPE is given first priority over many groups to provide assistance or present workshops. The chapter also strives to maintain the cultural background of each member not only in the chapter but across the campus with activities and events. Lastly, SHPE welcomes anyone into the chapter who has the desire to
succeed and excel in the community as well as in academics. This is why SHPE produces quality Hispanic Engineers and technical talent.

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