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College of Engineering / ASEE Diversity Recognition Program

ASEE Bronze Award

Academic Excellence Program

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. One example is that in 1996, the college established the Minority Engineering Program, the initial focus of which was on providing support to students so that they could persist in their engineering programs. Once the retention rates were improved to be as good as or better than those of all engineering students, recruitment activities were enhanced to increase the number of students from underrepresented. The program currently is named the Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program and continues to recruit and support students from underrepresented groups.

100+ Women Strong

100+ Women Strong development program, the mission of which is to recruit, retain and reward female students and faculty. In addition to providing scholarships, fellowships and awards to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty, 100+ Women Strong organizes professional development and mentoring programs to support female students. The proportion of female student has recently been increasing, and in the past two years, the college has successfully hired six new female tenure-track faculty members

Engineering Student Organizations

Additionally the college has student organizations that are focused on these underrepresented groups, including the National Society of Black Engineering (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineering (SHPE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. These organizations allow students to interact with other students at Auburn and throughout the country.