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What is UWEFE?
Engineering Fund for Enrichment funded projects AY11 to date
Call for Proposals / Proposal Guidelines
Ever wonder what the extra $20 Enrichment Fee was that was added to your tuition bills this past semester?
Each engineering student pays toward a fund that is obligated to better the student's experience by means of improving the education and study environment of the college. To put it another way: This money is for you to use improve the college to fit your needs!
Spring 2013 meetings will be held at 5:30 pm on January 31 (EN 1062), February 28 (EN 1062), March 28 (EN 1062), and April 25 (TBA).
A student from each department is represented in this University of Wyoming Engineering Fund for Enrichment (UWEFE). Each proposal is reviewed by the student committee and may be granted funding after a majority vote. Awarded proposals include:
Engineering Fund for Enrichment funded projects AY13
- $15,000 approved - Reimbursement of 60% of the cost of the FE for first time takers (currently $78 per exam taker) estimated to total $15,000
- $13,500 approved - Pays for a small group of tutors to provide ongoing tutoring for at risk students (45 hrs/week for both fall 12 and spring 13 semesters)
- $275 approved - Support the TBP vice president attending the TBP National Conference in Lexington, KY
- $349 approved - Support a group of nine students attending the EWB Regional Conference in Boulder, CO
- $1200 approved - Support a group of 20 students attending the 2012 SPE ATCE Conference in San Antonio, TX
- $1180.65 approved - Support a group of nine students attending Green Build in SanFrancisco, CA
- $300 approved - Provided registration for teams competing in the ICPC
- $400 approved - Provided support for the JEC hosted FE lunch
- $1998.97 approved - Support a group of 12 students attending the 2012 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh, PA
- $607.87 approved - Support a group of three students attending the 93rd annual AMS Conference in Austin, TX
- $232.87 approved - Support a group of 12 students attending the 2012 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh, PA - additional to FY13-08 due to travel delays resulting from Hurricane Sandy
- $691.57 approved - Support a group of four students attending the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders in Milwaukee, WI
- $1152.38 approved - Support a group of 16 students attending the ATCE AADE in Oklahoma City, OK
- $150 approved - Support food provided to engineering students as part of E-week
- $1132.53 approved - Support a group of 19 students attending theASCE Rocky Mountain Student Conference in Logan, UT
- $600 approved - Provide supplies to support the Cyber DefenseAction League who are at-large participants in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- $100 approved - Provide supplies to support Pi Day
- $3840 approved - Pays for a group of tutors to provide tutoring for at risk students in Computer Science
- $621.89 approved - Support a group of 4 students attending the AlChE Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
- $300 approved - Provide food for the FE examinees
- $303.59 approved - Support a group of 4 students attending the ASME Student Professional Development Conference.
- $1300.25 approved - Support a group of 6 students attending the ITE Western District
Conference in Phoenix, AZ
$45,236.57 TOTAL Student/Department support
Travel – $11,046.57
Supplies – $1,550.00
Other – $32,640.00
The fund was created to adhere to the interests of the students. We are currently accepting proposals from any student, student society, faculty, or staff member who has ideas to better the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Proposals are available from Mr. Ryan Kobbe.
Proposals may be turned in at the Dean's office anytime.
Think of some good ideas and submit them to the UWEFE today!
Call for Proposals:
Any College of Engineering and Applied Science student, faculty, staff, or student society may make a formal proposal to request funds from the UWEFE. The UWEFE Council (consisting of ten students - one undergraduate representing each of the undergraduate programs in the college plus one graduate student) will make the final decisions regarding fund dispersal.
Before requesting funds from the UWEFE Council, it is expected that the organization or individual making the request has first investigated other sources for funding, such as the ASUW Finance Appropriations Committee (for conference registration fees) or the individual departments that support the event. In addition, requests for matching funds should be pursued. After pursuing other funding sources and securing matching funds, prepare a funding request and present it to the UWEFE Council.
For a request to be considered by the UWEFE Council it must meet the following requirements:
- Funds must be used in a manner that will benefit a large number of engineering students.
- Funds must be used in a manner that will include multiple disciplines where feasible.
- The amount of funds requested should be itemized and accurately portrayed to the best of the requester's knowledge.
- If funds are to be used between June and October, the request should be made by the final UWEFE Council hearing for the spring semester.
Steps to be followed:
- Submit a detailed UWEFE Grant form, including a complete budget, matching funds either secured or possible, answers to the questions listed below, and a timeline for completion of the project to Mr. Ryan Kobbe. If the proposal includes travel, a completed travel budget must be approved by Liz Henn prior to grant submission. Proposals should be submitted no later than one week prior to a scheduled meeting.
- Contact your 2012-2013 UWEFE Council representative with questions or concerns:
- Architectural Engineering - Erika Leininger - email@example.com
- Chemical Engineering - Solomon Alfa - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civil Engineering - Ron Provost- email@example.com
- Computer Engineering - Becky Lord - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Computer Science - Troy Axthelm - email@example.com
- Electrical Engineering - Samuel Pasco - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Energy Systems Engineering - Nate Johnson - email@example.com
- Mechanical Engineering - Ethan Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Petroleum Engineering - Andrea Alvarez - email@example.com
- Graduate Student - David Reed - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attend and present the proposal to a hearing of the UWEFE Council.
- If the sponsor of the proposal does not attend and present their proposal, the UWEFE Council will table the proposal until the next hearing.
- Submit a post activity report no later than two weeks after completion of the project/activity funded.
- What is the benefit to the college as a whole?
- Is there extended use to the college?
- Is this the first time the college will be represented at the event?
- What available options/alternatives have been explored?
- What personal investments (such as time and money) will the students be making?
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ryan Kobbe in EN 3058. His phone number is (307) 766-4216 and his email is email@example.com.