Partner with Students

Students benefit from interacting frequently with engineers actively engaged in solving real-world engineering problems. To meet our students and interact with them, consider participating in some of these programs.

Student Design

Our engineering student design teams have made discoveries leading to patents, new products, and start-up companies. Working in design teams allows our students to develop practical, hands-on skills and teaches them how to succeed in an integrated, interdisciplinary engineering design environment. Industry involvement has included firms or government agencies providing design problems, professional engineers mentoring teams, industry funding of projects, and regional engineers judging student presentations.

Our students find that they successfully compete for engineering positions as a result of their participation in our senior design program because of their hands-on experience, well-rounded understanding of the design process, and connections with industry.

To learn more about how your company can become involved in the student design program, contact Ashley Waddell, engineering corporate & foundation relations.

Involvement with Student Organizations

We encourage companies or organizations to partner with engineering student organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and a wide array of pre-professional organizations such as AIAA, AIChE, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, and SAMPE. Students benefit greatly from touring industry facilities and discussing projects with professional engineers. We welcome companies at student chapter meetings, as industry speakers greatly enhance our students' professional development and serve as a motivating force whenever the going gets tough in our rigorous engineering curricula.

Professional engineering organizations sometimes join with our student branches to hold joint meetings, allowing the students to learn more about engineering and to network. Many individual engineers have donated airline miles to aid CSU?s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders to defray the cost of their work.

For more information about how you and your company can support student organizations in the College, and interact with some of tomorrow's engineering leaders, please contact: Terry Comerford 970-491-7088.

Scholarships

Approximately 10-15% of our engineering students are supported with scholarships. In 2007-08 we awarded 250 scholarships, totaling more than $555,000. Alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and industry have all donated funds to ensure that well-prepared students have financial support to achieve their engineering goals.

Read about Lauren Netherton, an electrical engineering student and recipient of a scholarship provided by Micro Motion Inc.

Read about Scott Domingue, a mechanical engineering student and recipient of the Advanced Energy/Hollis Caswell Scholarship and funding from the J.T. Strate Endowment.

Lauren and Scott represent only two of the many students in every discipline at Colorado State who have benefited from private gifts and endowed funds. These gifts ensure academic success is rewarded and that our land-grant mission of affordable education is achieved.

To support or establish a new scholarship, contact the Development Office.

Supporting Diversity

Studies by the National Research Council's Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel have demonstrated that diverse teams of engineers are more creative and productive ? making them more capable of delivering innovative solutions to global challenges. Here at the College, our Women and Minorities in Engineering Program (WMEP) is working to transform the engineering profession to ensure that American engineers are best prepared to meet these challenges. With mentoring programs and active student groups such as the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the WMEP office is enhancing the diversity - and ultimately the effectiveness - of American engineers.

Join EnCana Oil and Gas, Lockheed Martin, the Madrid Engineering Group, and Union Pacific in supporting diversity in engineering. For more information about how you and your company can enhance these efforts, contact Ashley Waddell, Corporate and Foundation Relations.