Multicultural Engineering Program
The Multicultural Engineering Program, or MEP, is focused on increasing the pool of interested and qualified students from historically underrepresented groups pursuing engineering degrees, while also providing a foundational support system. Programs providing this type of engagement for multicultural students include the following:
- Kompass summer bridge program is a free, three-day intensivebridge program designed to accelerate academic success for incoming freshmen. Kompass students will be eligible for a $1,000 KAT scholarship in their freshman year.
- Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS) is a six-week summer bridge program providing participants the opportunity to network with peers and faculty while also acclimating to the K-State campus.
- Student organizations include American Indian Science and Engineering Society, National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
MEP was initiated in 1977. Although it strives to attract students from historically underrepresented groups -- namely African American, Hispanic American and Native American — its programs are open to all.