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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 place “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.

If you have questions or topic areas you would like us to address, please contact April Undy, ENcourage Engineering Math Program Coordinator, at April.Undy@colostate.edu.

In-person program

July 18–22, 2022

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day
Please note: Registration for the on-campus program is now closed.

The In-Person Engineering Math Program will be offered on campus this summer.

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.

Virtual program

June 27–July 1, 2022

The virtual Engineering Math Program is a week-long series through Zoom, making it easy to attend no matter where you are this summer!

ENcourage participants and staff outside the Scott Building, August 2021.
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.

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 placing out of one or more of the pre-calculus modules, and the possibility of placing 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

Frequently asked questions

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

The in-person program will cover the same material as the virtual program.

The in-person program might be a good fit for you if you have challenges with virtual education, cannot access the internet and/or the pre-calculus tutorial from your location, and if you can travel and be at the CSU campus for the week of the program. If you’re making good progress on the pre-calculus tutorial from your location, then keep going!

If at any time you need support reach out to ENcourage and we’ll do what we can to help you keep moving through your pre-calculus math.

All incoming first-year students who do not place 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 residential program, making a note of problems with internet access.

Even if you can’t do a one week ENcourage camp, you can start working on the Pre-calculus tutorial from where you are. ENcourage is offering Quick Start workshops to help you get started.

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.

ENcourage in-person participants will be lodged in a nearby residence hall. Rooms will be shared, accessible, have a/c, and three meals perday included.

Please reach out directly to the ENcourage coordinator if there are barriers to your ability to access ENcourage. CSU and the college are committed to supporting students in their access to academic success, and we will work with you to address identified issues.

Other questions?

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