Target Applicant: Pre-University

The Pre-Engineering Program (PEP) in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology assists incoming students from disproportionately represented groups to transition from high school to a Russ College engineering or technology degree program. Students receive credit hours toward your degree with this five-week summer bridge program. Each spring, the Russ College offers hands-on experiences in engineering and technology for middle school girls as a part of AAUW’s Tech Savvy program. At other times throughout the year, our student organizations host various events such as Girls in Aviation Day (Women in Aviation International) and STEM days (Society of Women Engineers).Each summer, the Russ College invites high school students of color to our Athens campus to experience hands-on workshops in various engineering and technology disciplines, tour our facilities, and interact with our faculty and students.