Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

ESS Scholars

 

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Engineering Student Success Scholars

Started in August 2018 to support underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. Specifically, African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American students. This program uses a cohort model approach, targeting incoming freshman, transfer students, sophomores and technology students. 

This program is designed to help underrepresented students succeed in college. Students receive scholarships as well as internal and external financial resources. This program works with students entering Cleveland State all the way through graduation, incorporating academic enrichment and professional development programming each semester.

    Benefits of the Program

    • Academic advising tailored to students’ individual needs
    • Comprehensive coaching
    • Tutoring
    • Mentoring
    • Co-ops/internships
    • Research opportunities

    The Washkewicz College of Enigineering has demonstrated that it values diversity and achievement of high institutional performance in all areas

    Student Participation in Conferences that Target Underrepresented Groups

    • Women of Color National STEM Conference (WOC)

    • Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference (BEYA)

    • National Society of Black Engineers Conference (NSBE)

    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference (SHPE)

    • Society of Women Engineers Conference (SWE)

    • National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA)

    Activities and Programs

    • Dean’s Diversity Council Mentoring Program Collaboration with Cleveland Engineering Society

    • Implicit Bias Workshop/Training for Faculty • Industry Diversity Networking Seminars and Programs

    • Women in Engineering Dinner Recognition Program

    Apply

    Eligible studnets wishing to be considered for the ESS Scholars program please click here to apply.