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Engineering Initiative aimed at developing career-ready learners

LAS CRUCES – The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has begun a pilot program to help students prepare for entering the job market with career-ready skills and experience. The Engineering Education Enrichment, e3 Initiative, is a co-curricular program funded by the National Science Foundation.

The $2.1 million grant to the College of Engineering is directly aimed at helping first-generation, low-income students succeed in engineering. Led by Antonio “Tony” Garcia, associate dean of academics and Patricia Sullivan, associate dean for outreach and recruitment in the College of Engineering, the five-year program operates as a partnership between students, faculty members and industry. It combines teaching techniques geared specifically toward self-directed adult learning alongside traditional college teaching methods.

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