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UW EFE|College of Engineering and Applied Science


What is UWEFE?
Engineering Fund for Enrichment funded projects AY11 to date
Archived Projects
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 to improve the college to fit your needs!

Spring 2014 meetings will be held at 5:10 pm on January 30 (EN 2104), February 27 (EN 2104), March 27 (EN 2104), April 24 (EN 2104).

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 AY14

  • $7,500 approved - Reimbursement of 60% of the cost of the FE for first time takers in F13 (currently $78 per exam taker) estimated to total 7,500.
  • $558 approved - Support a student attending the Women in Engineering ProActive Network Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • $12,000 approved - Pays for a small group of tutors to provide ongoing tutoring for at risk students (45 hrs/week for both fall 13 and spring 14 semesters).
  • $546.92 approved - Support a group of 8 students attending the Engineers Without Borders Regional Workshop at Montana State University.
  • $209 approved - Support Tau Beta Pi's vice president in attending the Tau Beta Pi National Convention in Ames, IA.
  • $300 approved - Support JEC in hosting the FE lunch.  Food and beverages will be provided for all examinees.
  • $2,541.89 approved - Provides supplies for the Laramie Robotics Club.
  • $836.2 approved - Support a group of 3 students attemding the AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.
  • $1,982.19 approved - Support a group of 6 students on an EWB assessment trip to Guatemala.
  • $649.48 approved - Support a group of 4 students attending the ASCE Workshop for Student Leaders in ST. Louis, MO.
  • $279 approved - Support a group of 36 students on a SPE field trip to Weatherford's Fishing Tool Shop in Casper, WY.
  • $7,500 approved - Reimbursement of $100 towards the cost of the FE for the first time takers in $14 estimated to total ~ $7,500.
  • $700 approved - Provide equipment for the Applied Microcontrollers and Electronics Club.
  • $4412.72 approved - Support a group of 16 students attending the AADE National Fluids Conference in Huston, TX.
  • $812.16 approved - Support a group of 16 students attending the ASCE Regional Conference in Fort Collins, CO.
  • $3840 approved - Pays for a small group of tutors to provide ongoing tutoring for at risk students in Computer Science.
  • $210 approved - Support a group of 4 students attending the AIChE Regional Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • $1573.6 approved - Support a group of 8 students attending the AEI National Student Conference in Philadelphia, PA.


          Total - $46,478.16

FE Exam –  $15,000.00
Tutoring  – $15,840.00
Travel –  $12,096.27
Supplies - $3,541.89
Other - $(0.00)

Archived projects

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!

Thank You,

UWEFE Council

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 2013-2014 UWEFE Council representative with questions or concerns:
  • 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.
The following are some questions usually asked by the UWEFE Council:
  • 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

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