Office of Engineering Diversity

Excelling multicultural & women students in engineering.

Academic Excellence Center

The Academic Excellence Center (AEC) is located in 323 Sackett. The AEC is a great place to study, receive tutoring, and work on group projects. The AEC hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm. Call 863-1990 or 863-1080 for more information.  Some of the AEC services include:

FREE Tutoring!

Math 140, 141, 220, 230, 231, 250, 251

Chem 101, 110, 111, 112, 210, 212

Phys 211, 212, 213, 214

Emch 210, 211, 212, 213, 315, 316

+ additional needed courses upon request

FREE Corporate research files!

resources for finding internships

resources for learning about companies that want to hire YOU and future employment opportunities

FREE Computer access!

FREE Computer printing!

 Take advantage of the services offered and the resources made available to you at no cost to you.  

* The AEC is closed on Saturdays with the exception of the weekend of the NSBE Study-a-Thon which will take place the Saturday and Sunday before finals week

Additional Tutoring!

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AEC is in 323 Sackett



AEC would like to thank the following companies for their investment in the next generation of engineers:



Primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum products


In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years.



Forever new frontiers


Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.


BP Corporation North America, Inc.

Beyond petroleum


BP is our main global brand. It is the name that appears on production platforms, refineries, ships and corporate offices as well as on solar products, wind farms, research facilities and at retail service stations. Since ‘BP’ petrol first went on sale in Britain in the 1920s, the brand has grown to become recognised worldwide for quality gasoline, transport fuels, chemicals and alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biofuels.


Chevron Corporation

The power of human energy


Chevron is one of the world's largest integrated energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., we conduct business worldwide. We are engaged in every aspect of the crude oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production, manufacturing, marketing and transportation, chemicals manufacturing and sales, geothermal energy, and power generation. We're also investing in renewables and advanced technologies.


Dow Chemical Company



Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Taking on the world's toughest energy challenges


We are the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

We never forget who we're working for


Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



Be well


Our products cover a broad range of areas, including heart and respiratory health, infectious diseases, sun care and women’s health. And we focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world – diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer – while building strengths in new areas like biologics.


Nucor Company

It's our nature


Our production company exceeds 26 million tons annually. Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States. But more than a steel maker, we are the world's foremost steel recycler, and one of the largest recyclers of any kind.


PPG Industries

Growth leadership innovation


PPG Industries is a leader in its markets; is a streamlined, efficient manufacturer; and operates on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. It is our vision to continue being the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services company, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries around the globe.


Shell Oil Company

You can be sure of Shell


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.







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