engineering a student community
community, support, involvement. • When you enroll in Wichita State’s College of Engineering, you join a community where faculty, staff and fellow students work together to help as you pursue your degree. We set high expectations, challenging both you and ourselves to reach new heights. We offer the support you need to succeed academically, professionally and personally. You will also get the opportunity to give back –––– by giving your best effort as a student, doing your part as a team member on class projects, and supporting others as a tutor, mentor or role model to current and prospective students. The WSU College of Engineering is ready to help you get involved, make friends and foster academic and personal growth.
We are here to help you with the following: • Answer questions about our programs • Provide information on scholarships • Help you choose a major • Get you involved in campus life • Find you a tutor or mentor • Assist you in career exploration • (316) 978-7691
community When you join the College of Engineering, you become a part of something bigger. You will find many different opportunities to get to know your fellow engineering students. Freshmen have the opportunity to join an Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC), which brings you together with fellow engineering majors, living as neighbors in Shocker Hall, WSUâ€™s newest residence hall. LLC living offers the chance to engage in engineering-specific activities, free tutoring, lunches with faculty, professional network-building, and plenty of opportunities to make friends.
“I can’t walk to my next class without running into someone I know saying a quick, ‘Hello!’ It makes me feel like everyone is welcome.” Garrett Wolf • junior • biomedical engineering
Peer mentoring As a freshman student in the College of Engineering, you will be matched with an experienced upper-division student who will serve as a peer mentor. The engineering mentoring program –– Mentor UPP (Undergraduate Peer Partners) –– is intended to help you succeed academically and personally, by giving you someone who can introduce you to faculty, take you to campus events and provide you the friendly advice of someone who has been where you are now.
"Whatever each freshmen is going through, everyone in the upper class has gone through. I have learned from my mistakes and will guide others to avoid what I have been through." Manuel Villarreal-Barboza â€˘ senior â€˘ electrical engineering
support The WSU College of Engineering community will support you as you strive to meet both academic and professional goals. Our free tutoring program, GEEKSâ€”Great Expectations: Engineering Kansas Scholars, offers help in the classes students typically find most challenging. Fellow students will help you through critical math, physics and engineering classes on a drop-in basis. Tutoring sessions are offered for groups and individuals.
Covered courses typically include: • Calculus I, II & III • Statics and Dynamics • Thermodynamics • Engineering Physics I & II • University Physics I & II • Circuits I • Introduction to Digital Design • Introduction to Programming • Statics Structures and Algorithms • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
"We have major industry leaders in town, where students can get real-world experience while in school." Paige Hungate • senior • computer science
Career Exploration Wichita State has a longstanding reputation for providing its students with unparalleled opportunities to gain practical experience, build a professional resume and get a foot in the door of their dream career——all while still in school. As a WSU engineering student, you can take advantage of the biannual Engineering Career Fair, where you become connected with area industry’s co-op, internship and employment opportunities. In addition, the College of Engineering routinely hosts Lunch and Learns, where you can enjoy a free lunch while networking with engineering professionals and talk with them about their careers.
Engineering Block Party and Clash of the Colleges Each fall, engineering students enjoy two annual events where you can kick off the new semester and get to know each other. Both events and organizations offer opportunities for involvement. Clash of the Colleges is a fun competition between students from each of the universityâ€™s six academic colleges to determine who rules the school. For the past two years, the College of Engineering has captured the title by winning events including a relay race, water balloon fight, tug of war and spirit competition. The Engineering Block Party is a welcoming event hosted by faculty and staff and features free food, T-shirts and opportunities to discover and join student organizations.
"Diversity of the campus is very prominent. There are so many organizations and ways to make friends from different countries——and gain good experiences."
Student organizations As a WSU College of Engineering student, you get to choose from nearly 30 engineeringrelated organizations and honor societies that offer the opportunity to explore and expand on your interests outside of class.
Samadini Weerasekara • senior • aerospace/mechanical engineering
Here are just a handful of what’s available: • Society of Women Engineers • National Society of Black Engineers • Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers • Biomedical Engineering Student Society • Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers • American Society of Mechanical Engineers • Rocket Club • Formula SAE Club • SAE Baja Club • High-Altitude Balloon Club
â€˘ For a complete list: wichita.edu/essc
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Wichita State University College of Engineering recruitment brochure describing the opportunity to become part of a community.