• The CoRe Experience is committed to 'building the whole engineer'.
  • Tenneco celebrates partnership with CoRe with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • RT : Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this week a great success! https://t.co/5d75NNehfs 4 hours 39 min ago
  • Engineers Week 2017 Message from International Space Station https://t.co/8yukrCOClF via 7 hours 59 min ago
  • Expo begins in couple of hours! EB hallways will be filled on all floors with over 120 organizations for Expo. Grea… https://t.co/CmIzm60IYW 1 day 6 hours ago
  • RT : Carmellia Davis-King, CoRe co-curricular director, named to intern'l mentoring program on student success, matched… https://t.co/bj26wS20O2 2 days 5 hours ago
  • Countdown begins for Expo! Tomorrow (2/23), at 2-6pm EB hallways will be filled with over 120 organizations! Great… https://t.co/KXcRUFvcdK 2 days 7 hours ago
  • Mock Interview Madness & Mock Career Fair today 2/21, 6:30-8pm, C2&C3 Wilson. Visit with real companies. Build skil… https://t.co/qzsRWDLevz 3 days 8 hours ago
  • The application deadline for undergraduate engineering scholarships, including the new S-Stem program is Feb 28! Se… https://t.co/8B0F3lOFqi 4 days 4 hours ago
  • Tonight, 2/20 at 6“Spartan 500” NASCAR inspired race with Hot Wheels on a 10-foot track. Actual racing/Pit Area in… https://t.co/bBiWlOQED3 4 days 7 hours ago
  • E-week starts today! Celebrate Engineering luncheon and grab a slice of pizza today at noon (until it is gone) in E… https://t.co/DrfiTCrl2K 4 days 8 hours ago
  • E-week is almost here! Grab pizza on Monday, Feb 20 beginning at noon in EB lobby, to celebrate E-week! The early bird catches the worm! 1 week 5 hours ago

About CoRe

CoRe's mission is to help first-year engineering students succeed.

Welcome to the CoRe Experience

CoRe seeks to demonstrate to students the importance of engineering and the positive impact that engineers make on society and the world around them. Along with community and corporate partners, we bring real-world expertise and challenges into the classroom and residential environment, reinforcing the relevance of studies in engineering to solving global challenges.

Our Mission:

  • To provide early engineering students with unmatched learning opportunities within a supportive community that encourages academic, professional and personal achievement
  • To foster life-enriching connections between students and their peers, faculty members, advisors, and corporate representatives
  • To cultivate students' skills that encourage lifelong learning
  • To demonstrate to the students the critical roles of engineers in contributing to society

Read more about our program in our CoRe Annual Report.

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Academic Program

CoRe’s primary goal is that our students are engaged and succeed in the classroom.
Two CoRe students studying together in the South Neighborhood.

CoRe students studying together in the South Neighborhood.

CoRe Courses

CoRe’s academic program is based on the principle that engagement in meaningful engineering experiences early in students’ undergraduate careers supports their success and persistence to graduation. Through our courses, EGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design and EGR 102: Introduction to Engineering Modeling, we strive to engage students across the disciplines in team-based projects that pique their interest and give them a window into what professional engineering really is.

EGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design engages students in multiple hands-on, team-based design experiences leading to tangible deliverables. Students in EGR 100 begin interdisciplinary, team-based work from their first day of class.

EGR 102: Introduction to Engineering Modeling

Introduction to Engineering Modeling provides an introduction to engineering problem solving and numerical modeling. The course focuses on advanced applications of Excel and structured programming in MATLAB.

CoRe Tutoring

CoRe offers free tutoring, supporting the academic success of all CoRe students. CoRe tutoring is available Sunday through Thursday (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) in G24 Wonders and covers the courses listed below.

  • MTH 132 - Calculus I
  • MTH 133 - Calculus II
  • CEM 141 - General Chemistry
  • CEM 151 - Principles of Chemistry I
  • PHY 183 - Phys Scientists & Engineers I


CoRe Advising

Academic Advising for Undergraduate Engineering First Year Students


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Professional Development

CoRe wants students to know where they’re going next…
The student is riding a motorized bicycle during the Bosch rededication, 2016.

The student is riding a motorized bicycle during the Bosch rededication, 2016.

Corporate Partners

The CoRe Experience benefits from a strong connection to industry, giving students insight on engineering in the "real world". Building connections with our corporate partners helps CoRe students visualize the impact they can make in their careers. Our partners also support "theme floors" that teach students about 21st-century engineering practice, while providing collaborative spaces where students can work and play together.

Theme Partners

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Career Opportunities

The CoRe Experience benefits from a strong partnership with the Center for Spartan Engineering. Through this partnership, CoRe students are prepared to network with engineering recruiters interested in hiring interns and co-ops. Students are taught how to build professional resumes, prepare for career workshops and job fairs, and how to get the most out of experiential education opportunities.

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Personal Connections

We want you happy while you’re here.

CoRe students hanging out in the South Neighborhood.


CoRe works to create a sense of community for engineering students who live and learn together in South Neighborhood. It is important that students understand that these are not just classmates but also their friends. We want students to grow by experiencing the interesting, diverse, vibrant community of first-year engineers. The living-learning environment also facilitates social connections that broaden students’ Spartan experience.

Peer Leaders

CoRe Peer Leaders are upperclass engineering students live with CoRe students and serve as role models for success as engineering students. Through relationship building and group activities, Peer Leaders create a strong, connected support network that fosters academic, professional, and personal success for CoRe students.

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Our People

  • S. Patrick Walton
  • Carmellia Davis-King
    Co-Curricular Director
  • Timothy Hinds
    Academic Director
  • Sandy Christlieb
    Cornerstone Project Engineer
  • Janet Lam
    teaching specialist
  • Jenahvive K. Morgan
    teaching specialist
  • Aimee Reynolds
    Support Staff
  • Debjani Sarkar
    Promotions coordinator


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