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ENcourage Engineering Math Program

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program is a summer program intended to help incoming engineering students who did not test “calculus ready” through the math placement tool to improve pre-calculus math skills.

Students in the college have higher success rates when calculus
is completed in the fall or spring semester of their first year.

Students will have the opportunity to move in to their fall dorm early:

  • Meet other incoming engineering students,
  • work hard on math skills,
  • have the support of engineering and math faculty,
  • all at no cost to the students.

In-person Engineering Math Program

August 9 – 13, 2021 on campus

Registration extended through July 29!

The In-Person Engineering Math Program will be offered on campus the week before move-in.

If you might have internet access problems for the virtual program, or if after the virtual program you feel like you would benefit from the residential sessions, please apply.

Program Information

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program can be used by incoming engineering students as a review of material, or as a kick-start to digging into the CSU pre-calculus program over the summer.

Students will take the math placement tool after the program, with the possibility of testing out of one or more of the pre-calculus modules, and the possibility of testing into calculus (MATH 157 or MATH 160)

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program includes:

5 days of pre-calculus review

Classes led by faculty, supported in small groups with engineering and math tutors

Access to CSU Math Department Precalculus Tutorial

Daily seminars with practicing engineers as guest speakers

Opportunity to meet and work with fellow incoming engineering students

Orientation to CSU academic support resources

Questions?

Frequently asked questions

If after the virtual program you feel like you would benefit from the residential program in August, please apply.

All incoming first-year students who do not test as “calculus-ready” are invited to join the virtual program. It is highly recommended to all students who qualify.

This would apply to anyone who placed in precalculus courses MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, and/or MATH 126. 

While it is not a required program, the college sees higher success rates with students who complete calculus (MATH 157 or MATH 160) by the fall or spring semester of their first year.

ENcourage is designed to support students in this goal, and is provided at no cost to the student.

If you can access a location that will allow you a consistent, stable internet connection (a public library, for example) you are encouraged to sign up for the virtual program.

If you are not able to access the internet, please apply for the August residential program, making a note of problems with internet access.

Our free ENcourage Engineering Math Program is recommended, but not required. Other options include:

  • You can sign up for access the CSU Precalculus tutorial for $20 (as of May 2021), the cost of the required ebook.
  • Proctored testing is available at a cost (<$10/test as of May 2021) for those students who feel that they would like to place out of the topics covered.

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program is available to incoming first year engineering students who do not place into calculus, at no cost to the students.

If you are participating in the August ENcourage program, you will move in to your dorm room on the afternoon of Sunday, August 8. You will be moving in to the room you will have for the academic year at CSU.

Pandemic permitting, the program will be primarily in-person and on-campus, with virtual components as needed.

Other Questions?

If you have questions or topic areas you would like us to address, please don't hesitate to contact us.