Undergraduate Studies

Welcome to the Undergraduates Studies Office (UGS).  Our team provides a variety of support services, starting from outreach activities to connect K-12 students to engineering, through recruiting freshmen and transfer students, providing academic advising to our students, operating the CoRe Experience first-year program in South Neighborhood and assisting students in reaching their career goals.  The Engineering Undergraduate Studies Office mission statement can be viewed here.

The Engineering Undergraduate Studies office is located in 1415 Engineering Building.

The Engineering Undergraduate Studies Office (UGS)

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Amanda Idema, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs
The Engineering Undergraduate Studies Office consists of a number of sub-units which provide academic and co-curricular services led by the persons below.


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Daina Briedis, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment
Dr. Briedis' primary responsibilities include coordinating programs and activities focused on our Honors College students, undergraduate researchers and other high achievers, and overseeing assessment and quality improvement efforts within the college. In addition, she assists the Associate Dean in a variety of college activities.
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Engineering Advising Center

The Advising Center provides academic advising for all engineering undergraduate students; conducts the Academic Orientation Program; certifies degree completion and athletic eligibility; and administers students records processing and enrollment functions.

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The CoRe Experience

Timothy Hinds, M.S., CoRe Director
Engineers in the 21st Century need the ability to innovate, communicate, and perform at the highest levels in an increasingly global and demanding world.  The CoRe Experience responds to this need through an integrated first year engineering academic program and an engineering living-learning community to support the personal and professional growth of first-year engineering students.

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The CoRe Experience

Carmellia Davis-King, M.A., Co-Curricular Director
The CoRe Residential Experience provides common course scheduling, tutoring, peer mentors, professional and recreational field trips, evening presentations, projects, and service opportunities, with many of the functions held in South Neighborhood, which also houses the computer and project labs for the CoRe courses and first-year academic advising.

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The Center / Spartan Engineering

Garth Motschenbacher, M.B.A., Director of Employer Relations
The Career Team assists students in obtaining co-ops, internships and permanent employment, and leads the College's employer relations efforts.

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The Center / Spartan Engineering

Bernadette Friedrich, Ph.D., Director of Student Advancement
Works with students and alumni at all levels to integrate their classroom knowledge with real life work opportunities, including internships, cooperative education, and research experiences.

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Women in Engineering

Judy Cordes, M.A., Director for Student Success
Support the success of current women students to ensure a diverse student body by providing programming to foster a community. Serve as a resource and connection point for current students, faculty, alumni, and industry.

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Women in Engineering

Teresa Isela VanderSloot, M.S., Director for Recruitment and K-12 Outreach
Coordinates recruitment efforts for women  in engineering.  Provides multiple opportunities for prospective students to visit campus. Offers a wide array of activities and programs  to encourage girls to pursue engineering.

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Diversity Programs Office

Kyle Foster, MEng., Director
The Diversity Programs Office supports the recruitment and retention of a diverse study body through a range of programs as well as providing tutoring for all students in the college.


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Engineering Education Abroad

Maggie Blair-Ramsey, Coordinator
The Engineering Education Abroad Office assists students with education abroad programs that educate students globally through strong partnerships between MSU and universities abroad.  Additionally, the Engineering Education Abroad Office assists faculty with development and support for education abroad programs.

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Applied Engineering Sciences

Laura J. Genik, Ph.D., Director
The Applied Engineering Sciences major offers students an engineering education stressing breadth across disciplines that is integrated with a business core. Students select one of six concentrations including Computer Science, Supply Chain Management, Technical Sales, Telecommunications, Business Law and Packaging.

Mailing Address:  Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw, Room 1415     East Lansing MI 48824
Phone:  (517) 355-6616          Fax:  (517) 432-1356

Hours:  8am - 5pm EST, Monday - Friday