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What you'll do at AcES

The Academy of Engineering Success is a whole lot more than moving in early or meeting new friends (although you get to do that, too).

Here are some of the things Academy students will do during AcES week:


You'll meet new students who are starting in engineering and computer science majors alongside you. They're going to be a great help moving forward as you all tackle your degrees, design projects and those tough classes together over the next few years. But you'll also meet with faculty and staff from your major (and others), giving you an edge when school starts. Plus, you'll get to meet with engineers who are currently working in the field - it's a really great way to get your network started early.

Survey campus for resources

Like any pro engineer, you'll get the lay of the land before you start your college career. You'll visit key campus locations, find out where the important departments are located, find your classes and more. Plus you'll get a chance to learn about some of our incredible student services, like free tutoring, free advising, financial aid counseling, health and mental wellness and student clubs and organizations.

Design projects

You'll work alongside a team to put together a unique project over the course of AcES week. Then your team will present your work at the end of the program.

(Out in the) field trips

We'll take you to sites where real engineering is happening every day. You'll meet professionals in the field and learn how they're putting the kinds of skills you'll be learning to use in their jobs.

And the fun stuff

We'll have some downtime activities, too. Chances to hang out with your new friends, movie nights and more. There's also a brand new disc golf course on campus.