About the Engineering Residential College
The Engineering Residential College (ERC) is a unique opportunity for College of Engineering students who are passionate about pursuing a career in engineering or computer sciences to live together in a common goal focused community. This residential experience complements the classroom expectations by integrating students into the Engineering Community with programs centered on professional development and enhancement. In addition, the ERC provides students with opportunities to interact with College of Engineering Deans and Faculty, alumni representatives from the industry, advisors, and hand-selected peer mentors, who help students meet the academic expectations of the engineering program and excel in academic excellence. Finally, ERC students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering classes with other engineering students in a state-of-the-art classroom located right in the ERC on the first floor of Woodland Glen III.
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The Engineering Residential College is looking for students who are pursuing a major within the College of Engineering. Majors include:
- Bio systems Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
Through participation in the Engineering Residential College, a student will develop the following:
- The ability to express confidence in their ability to successfully transition from high school to the academic rigors of college life as an Engineering student.
- Engineering LLP students will be retained, at UK and in the College of Engineering, at a higher rate than average.
- Residents of the ERC will incorporate Engineering and Computer Science into their collegiate identity as a result of connections built in the Residential College.
- Residents of the ERC will develop leadership skills through participation in educational programs, hall government, and peer mentor roles.
- Residents of the ERC will develop and use social skills which allow them to form connections with their peers and the broader community.
All students who are selected to participate in the Engineering Residential College LLP will reside in Woodland Glen III located in the South campus neighborhood.
First year students will be enrolled in courses applicable to the UK College of Engineering first-year program. These courses will help connect students towards a degree and pathway in the College of Engineering so that a student can be most successful and pleased with the degree they shall secure in the future in the College of Engineering.
The UK College of Engineering provides a Director of the Engineering Residential College LLP, who is available to help students on a regular basis. In addition to mentoring and guidance, the ERC LLP Director organizes various other activities listed below with the assistance of assigned peer mentors.
- Tutoring and academic review sessions will be available to Engineering LLP students in the Woodland Glen III (WG III) active learning centers and in the WG III large and small classrooms. The Engineering LLP Peer Mentors are available for assistance during these group led study sessions in Chemistry, Calculus and College Algebra throughout each semester. Dates and times will be provided on the Engineering LLP Facebook page, announced via email and showcased on the electronic display located in the main lobby of WG III.
- Workshops on graduate school, Co-Ops, Internships, Resume Writing, Research and more
- "Root Beer with an Engineer," where College of Engineering faculty members, engineering alumni and industry leaders share their wisdom with ERC students over root beer floats, workshops concentrated on helping students prepare for graduate school and internships and free tutoring in math, chemistry and physics. Scheduled informal chats with an engineering professional from local industries discussion the future of the engineering/computer science profession.
- Periodic site visits/field trips to local industries who employ engineering and computer science graduates.
- Faculty game night and movie night allowing students to engage and interact with faculty outside the normal classroom and academic environment.