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January 2015 | Vol. 16, No. 2

Engineers Without Borders is completely student run, with ongoing projects in Kenya and Guatemala.

Engineers Without Borders is completely student run, with ongoing projects in Kenya and Guatemala.

Experience of a Lifetime

Students and faculty from the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science share the recipe for an outstanding education.

By Micaela Myers

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) offers an exceptional undergraduate education, featuring hands-on learning and research, caring and accomplished faculty, an active campus life and affordability.

To capitalize on this success, expanded excellence in undergraduate education became a pillar of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative underway at UW (click here to learn more about the initiative). Here, UW’s current and former students share what excellence means to them.


Affordability & Scholarships

Long recognized for its excellent value, CEAS added Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships to attract more top students, including those from out of state. These merit-based scholarships include $6,000 a year renewable for four years—for a total of $24,000. In the first two years of the program, 48 scholarships will be awarded annually, with the number increasing from there.

The scholars program already attracts top students such as Bethany Orrick of Forney, Texas, who planned on attending college in Texas before receiving the scholarship. “I got a letter from CEAS that changed everything,” she says. “Within a couple days I had arranged a flight and was off to visit the campus.

I was blown away, as nearly every hope was exceeded. Until then, only private university campuses had met my expectations. UW has an amazing engineering program, a beautiful campus, friendly people everywhere I looked, and was—ultimately—the most cost effective.”

Orrick, who entered UW in fall 2014, plans to major in both architectural engineering and environment and natural resources. “I hope to develop sustainable structures in the future,” she says.

Steve Barrett, CEAS associate dean for academic programs, says that the scholars program is just one of many potential scholarships for incoming students, including approximately $500,000 available through endowments and a new program that adds to the Trustees’ Scholars Award with funding for a computer and travel.


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