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College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1410 Engineering Drive, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: (608) 890-1403
Fax: (608) 890-2133

Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

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Please consider donating to the Diversity Affairs Office. When you donate, you are supporting the College of Engineering's efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented students and women in engineering.

Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) Programs

The Diversity Affairs Office (DAO), working in partnerships with many departments and offices campus-wide, develops and implements programs that assist underrepresented students of color and women in engineering reach their academic, career, and personal goals. The DAO also provides a variety of programs and services that are designed to enhance the cultural, educational, and personal development of all students within the College of Engineering. Gifts to this fund support student programs and events.

Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars Program

The Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars Program is a competitive undergraduate scholarship program, designed to attract academically talented women and students from historically underrepresented groups in the field of engineering: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American (Hmong/ Cambodian/ Laotian/ Vietnamese), American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander. The LEED Scholars Program provides space for students to build community, meet faculty, engage with industry representatives, gain leadership skills and learn about resources on campus. Gifts to this fund allow additional students to be financially supported while they study engineering. 

Engineering Summer Program (ESP)

Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring help students gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications. Gifts to this fund support the attendance of students with financial need to ESP.


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