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Freshman Engineering Success Program


Welcome to the College of Engineering! We are excited about your interest in the Guaranteed Internship Program and one of its requirements: the Freshman Engineering Success Program (FESP).

What is FESP?

The Freshman Engineering Success Program is a program designed to get you motivated about your engineering studies at UIC so that you will have a rewarding and successful experience at UIC. Through a series of sessions and group projects, you will be encouraged to learn more about your engineering discipline and how to build an engineering sense by using your existing math and science skills. Specifically during the fall semester, you will participate in at least two FESP general sessions and two team-based mini-projects. FESP will also provide teaching assistants to help you in your math and science coursework throughout the year. In addition, the program will introduce students to the many resources at UIC that can help them achieve academic success.

Who we are:
FESP is a coordinated effort by the six engineering departments at UIC: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Material Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. Faculties from each department lead the general sessions and organize the break-out sessions and mini-projects in their respective disciplines. In addition, interaction with local student chapter engineering societies and junior/senior level teaching assistants is also provided to enhance early experiences and to encourage students to be self-directed in their educational planning process and overall academic success.

FESP Requirements:
Successful completion of the Freshman Engineering Success Program for Fall 2015 requires meeting the following criteria:

1) Attend each of the two general sessions in Fall 2015 (held during the 3rd and 5th weeks of ENGR 100). The dates are 9/8/2015 or 9/10/2015 and 9/22/2015 or 9/24/2015.

2) Participate on two mini-projects during the Fall 2015 semester. Completion of the mini-projects is necessary to qualify for the Guaranteed Internship Program.

3) Attend the discipline-specific sessions (determined by your major). These sessions will meet during Weeks 6-13 of the Fall 2015 semester. Details to follow shortly.

4) Maintain a GPA of 3.2 or greater for your first and second semester.

5) Attend required tutoring sessions.

Graduation begins today . . . with the Freshman Engineering Success Program!

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