Enrich your college experience by Building Pathways to people and opportunities in civil and architectural engineering. Building Pathways is a program designed with students at the center. It is part of the ENGAGED initiative within the College of Engineering that focuses on promising students who are underrepresented in engineering, including those who are the first in their families to attend college, are from low-income households, or are from underrepresented groups in engineering such as women or minorities. While the ENGAGED initiative includes students from all engineering disciplines, Building Pathways is designed for students interested in civil and architectural engineering.
As a Building Pathways participant, you will have the opportunity to join the Catapult First Year Experience and/or the Summer TRACK programs within ENGAGED. Other activities in and out of the classroom will help you succeed in your courses and grow in your understanding of the engineering profession.
Building Pathways to the Catapult First-Year Experience
While in Building Pathways, you may participate in the Catapult First Year Experience where you will immediately connect with the Wildcat Engineering community through linked courses, peer mentors, and exclusive opportunities to meet faculty and preview careers.
- Linked Courses: Depending on math placement, you will take 2-4 courses together with a small group of peers during the fall semester of your first year. Linked courses include engineering, math, chemistry, and success/transition courses specifically designed for Building Pathways students in the Catapult experience.
- Peer Mentors: Meet with experienced engineering students during your first year in engineering. Your peer mentors are successful in the civil and architectural engineering programs and will help guide you to your success. Peer mentors help you connect with clubs, academic support, and the #ENGRCat community – through both social and educational opportunities.
- Faculty Interaction: From shared meals to exclusive lab tours, Building Pathways events with professors help you develop relationships with Arizona’s top educators and researchers early in your career.