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ASEE's Going the Distance highlights retention efforts at six institutions with proven programs and practices. It is part of ASEE's retention project, funded in part by Intel.
Theodore Caldwell, DPO Director, welcomes awardees and corporate representatives at the 2014 Deans Showcase of Stars Breakfast.
Kyles Foster was presented with a certificate of recognition honoring his five years of service as a student team advisor for the student organization Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Programs

  • The overall goal of the MI-LSAMP is to significantly increase the number of under-represented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields from the participating universities.
  • Students with high academic achievement are invited to attend the Showcase of Stars breakfast. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with corporate representatives in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
  • The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships.

About the DPO

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Since its inception in 1968, the Diversity Programs Office (DPO) has positively impacted the academic, professional and personal growth of tens of thousands of underrepresented minority students through a range of programs.

Diversity in the faculty, staff and students is a major resource of the College of Engineering’s intellectual vitality and innovative spirit. The College strives to be a community where people of different cultures, intellectual positions, and lifestyles can reach their full potential. Such an environment develops respect for differences while fostering caring relationships and cross-cultural understanding. MSU shield with Diversity ProgramsThrough the Diversity Programs Office, the College of Engineering continues to host an environment where a broad spectrum of informed perspectives give rise to spirited, mind-opening and unique opportunities that prepare students for life in an increasingly diverse world.