Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receives NSF grant

September 24, 2013

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The National Science Foundation has awarded the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Seattle University a "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM)" grant. Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty Agnieszka Miguel, associate professor and chair, left, and Margarita Takach, associate professor, are co-principal investigators.

The $611,412 "SU ECE Scholars" grant will provide scholarships to academically talented and financially needy junior-year students who transfer to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from two- and four-year colleges. Over the next five years, at least 28 students will be awarded up to $10,000 per student and per year during the two years needed to complete their Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree. 

The main objective of the SU ECE Scholars program is to increase the number of electrical engineering students graduating from SU and entering the engineering workforce. SU ECE scholars will receive financial, academic, and professional development support to ensure their successful progression toward the BSEE degree. Student support services will include peer tutoring and mentoring, study partners, industry mentorship program, professional development seminars, and social activities.