ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity
The ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity (CPCEED), supported by ConocoPhillips, aims to increase diversity and retention in the Whitacre College of Engineering. Located in the Engineering Opportunities Center (EOC), CPCEED offers support programs that promote inclusion, professional development, and special events for engineering and computer science students.
The transition from high school can be overwhelming, especially in the engineering discipline. We believe that it is vital that new students get off to a good start from the first time they step into at TTU classroom. The First-Year Student Transition and Engagement (FYSTE) program works to prepare incoming first-year students for the challenges ahead of them and support their academic success. All first-year students are automatic members of this program and are invited to participate in all events offered.
FYSTE offers optional mentor programs that provide students with an extra level of support and community. Students who choose to be a part of these programs will be paired with a junior or senior student in the same major who will serve as their peer mentor. The optional mentor program spots are limited, and applicants are considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Optional Mentor Programs
The FIRST Mentor Program focuses on first-year, first generation college (FGC) students and matches them to junior and senior level FGC student peer mentors. FIRST creates an environment that supports academic progress as well as the social, community, and career needs and interests of FGC students by providing opportunities to become meaningfully involved and network with other FGC students in the Whitacre College of Engineering.
The LYFE Mentor Program matches incoming first-time students to junior and senior level peer mentors in the Whitacre College of Engineering and aims to help participating students to navigate through the challenges they may encounter during their first year.
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WCOE Women in Engineering Community aims to create a group that supports and encourages female engineering students to succeed in the Whitacre College of Engineering by offering opportunities to network and activities that offer a safe space to address issues of interest to female engineering students. These activities include Lunch & Learns, guest speakers from industry, workshops, and a yearly etiquette dinner.
Active Military and Veterans Community aims to create a group that supports students who are active military, veterans, or dependent of immediate family of the military. These activities include Lunch & Learns or workshops with guest speakers and an engineering Military and Veterans Program liaison.
Hot Topic Huddles aim to create communities, social and networking opportunities for students to help other students, and Q&A opportunities with a guest speaker on topics important to them. General topics include Virtual Job Fair Prep Q&A, Study Tips & Time Management, individual classes, majors. Hot Topic Huddles also work to promote engagement among various communities in the WCOE, such as minority populations in engineering, transfer students, LGBTQIA, and International Students.
Students participating in the ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity are eligible for scholarships within the program. These scholarships are specific to CPCEED and separate from University, College, and Departmental scholarships. First-year students participating in the program have a points system that makes them eligible for automatic scholarships. The points system consists of activities that will help them be successful in their engineering education.