Engineers in the 21st Century need the ability to innovate, communicate, and perform at the highest levels in an increasingly global and demanding world. Producing graduates that meet these standards is critical to retaining America's technical leadership.
The MSU College of Engineering has responded to this need through an initiative that integrates the first year engineering academic program and an engineering living-learning community to support the personal and professional growth of these students during this important transition year.
Part of the mission of the CoRe Experience is to excite students about the importance of engineering and the positive impact that engineers make on society and the world around them. One way we accomplish this is to partner with corporate sponsors to bring real-world expertise and challenges into the classroom and residential environment, reinforcing the relevance of studies in engineering to solving global challenges.
Mechanical Engineering and English senior Vikram Mandelia is one of 145 participants in the Fall 2013 White House Internship Program. Vikram has been a participant in the CoRe program and has also served as a CoRe Peer Leader during the 2011-2012 academic year. Additional information on Vikram's experiences and the Fall 2013 Internship Program participants is available through the College of Engineering article.
CoRe faculty members traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in June to present their paper, "Building the Whole Engineer: An Integrated Academic and Co-Curricular First Year Experience". The paper was a collaboration with the College of Engineering's Center for Engineering Education research.
Peckham celebrated the public reveal of their Art@Work installation on February 23, 2013. Art@Work is a 60 foot by 25 foot wall displaying the art of Peckham clients. The Art@Work project is the result of collaboration between Peckham, the MSU College of Engineering and the MSU Residential College for the Arts and Humanities. A team of students from the Fall 2012 EGR 100 course was part of the effort and developed an app to help each artist share their story and the story of their art.