Orientation Seminar for Multiethnic Students in Engineering

Engineering 180, the Minority Engineering Program Seminar, was established in 1987 to promote awareness of campus-wide academic and non-academic support systems; to facilitate interaction between students, faculty, staff, upperclassmen, alumni, and corporate sponsors; and to develop and share strategies for academic and professional success. Open to all students, it offers a platform for corporate and alumni supporters to meet and greet students as mentors and/or prospective employers. Through weekly assignments, students develop content for a personal portfolio to guide their educational development and showcase their personal, professional, and technical skills.


  • You won't be alone. On the first day of class take a look around the room. The class will be full of first-year engineering students with the same aspirations as you - to be successful in and out of the classroom!
  • Looking for a place where you can ask questions to critical issues and get serious answers? Look no further. Throughout your academic career the Minority Engineering Program at Purdue will be one of your biggest supporters!
  • Find friends you'll do homework with, take selfies with, and interact with for the next four years and beyond!
  • Not sure what major is for you within engineering? Have a major in mind but not a career path? Need help with one or the other or both? In this seminar you will learn about working in various engineering disciplines and industries and have the opportunity to explore your options.
  • Network with Purdue engineering who come to campus to share with YOU ways to achieve professional and personal success.

"Engineering 180 built the foundation of my college career. It helped me with finding the resources and the family I needed to get through college and support me through the journey. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet the heads of the different engineering disciplines."

-Nzinga Walker, Senior, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Find more information by viewing the 2014 ENGR 180 Syllabus!

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