Maximizing Engineering Potential


Engineering Updates for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective March 20, 2020, classes and most services are remote/virtual for the remainder of the spring semester. All Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) staff and student facilitators are working remotely. Please contact MEP via email at

For the status of spring semseter MEP events and services, visit the engineering updates on COVID-19 page and see sections "Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP)" and "Status of Engineering Events". This page also contains the latest engineering updates and resources and will be regularly updated. Major changes to the operation of the college will be communicated both on this page and via email.

The MEP office and all engineering buildings are closed until further notice.

For questions and/or concerns:

MEP Recruitment Video

MEP students professionally dressed and smiles on their faces  

Over 80% of our first-year students received need-based aid—with the average financial aid package being $10,663. Your contribution will be used to provide “Bronco Bucks,” which is money deposited into the student ID card. These funds can be used to purchase textbooks, meals, and school supplies.

MEP: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence

Learn by Doing - Achieve by Excellence
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Mission Statement

The mission of MEP: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence is to prepare historically under-represented minority, women, low-income, and first-generation engineering students to become professionals and leaders capable of tackling life-long, intellectual, socio-ethical, and career challenges in a changing world.

Vision Statement

MEP: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence aspires to be a premier center of excellence for preparing diverse communities of student learners for academic, professional, and leadership opportunities in a global society.


Learn by Doing - Achieve by Excellence 

MEP: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence implements a strong student-centric approach toward academic retention and graduation success. Students are selected and trained to be responsible for their own learning via a cascade of activities and events. Embracing access and inclusion and promoting standards of excellence, the Center serves all students who need assistance. By instilling behaviors that enhance the dignity and worth of all individuals and by promoting the value of personal tenacity and social responsibility, the Center strives to produce engineering professionals, scholars, and leaders of all backgrounds.


  • By challenging individuals to embrace diversity and expand their worldview
  • By ensuring an inclusive climate that recognizes, values, and supports diversity
  • By offering opportunities for team work and collaboration


  • By implementing high impact practices
  • By providing professional and leadership development and lifelong learning skills


  • By creating high standards of performance
  • By measuring success via a comprehensive assessment plan


  • By ensuring fair treatment of all students in services, policies, and procedures
  • By encouraging honest, respectful, and continual exchange of diverse views