Engaging Engineers

Purpose

The Engaging Engineers initiative is focused on recognizing the involved, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in the areas of Leadership, Service, and Social Justice. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school within an overarching global university setting, the Office of Student Affairs works to ensure the holistic development of each student, both academically and as engaged citizens.

Students must meet the requirements in each area of leadership, service, and social justice in order to qualify as an Engaged Engineer. Each area has one required program/initiative and two that the student can choose. Students must attend qualifying programs/events or participate in a specified initiative to satisfy the requirements for each area. At least one program/event/initiative for each area must take place at the Tandon School of Engineering. Students cannot use the same program/event/initiative to satisfy more than one area. Tracking of participation in these programs/events/initiatives occurs throughout the year, through the collection of nine (9) individual Engaging Engineers Participation Forms.

To be recognized as an Engaged Engineer, the student must hold a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for the entire academic year. All participation must take place in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. The achievement will be recognized at the Student Leadership Awards at the end of the Spring Semester.

Intent to Participate

Students will indicate their interest by completing an Intent to Participate form on NYU Engage (OrgSync).  In their proposals, students will outline involvement and activities, share the items they may need pre-approval for as well as develop a plan for what they hope to accomplish through participation in Engaging Engineers. Students will also complete a pre-assessment of specific learning outcomes at the start of the academic year. To fill out an Intent to Participate and begin the Engaging Engineer process, set up a meeting with OSARC by emailing nyuengrosarc@nyu.edu.

Achieving “Engaged Engineer” Status

After participating in a program/event/initiative, students must complete an Engaging Engineer Participation Form on NYU Engage (OrgSync) that shows valid proof of their involvement in said program/event/initiative. A form must be submitted for each qualifying program/event/initiative within one week after the program/event/initiative takes place, with a total of at least nine (9) forms required to complete the program. All forms are to be submitted on NYU Engage (OrgSync). The individuals who have valid proof of area completion by April 2018 will be recognized as an Engaged Engineer at Student Leadership Awards.

Required Components

There are three components of the Engaging Engineers program. Students must complete three (3) requirements for each component. The three components are:

  • Interpersonal and Leadership Development
  • Service, Community Engagement, and Civic Responsibility
  • Diversity, Cultural, and Global Competency

Upon completing/participating in a program or event, the student must submit an Engaging Engineer Participation Form as evidence and respond to prompts to demonstrate how these learning activities have impacted their college experience.

I. Interpersonal and Leadership Development 

Participation with this component allows students the opportunity to experience individual and relational leadership through practical application in program creation and implementation. Developing intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal skills through leadership involvement will further individual and community growth.

At least one of the following (required):

  • Leadership role within a student club or organization; example: executive board member, programming chair, project lead, etc
  • Leadership position within a program, initiative or NYU department (Orientation Leader, Service Ambassador, Welcome Week Leader, Student Council Position, Mentorship Program, WoMentorship Program, Admission Ambassador, etc.)
  • Other leadership role that benefits the School of Engineering/NYU Community. This must be pre-approved by OSARC Staff in order to qualify.

Two or more of the following:

  • Participation in two or more LEAD sessions or an approved Leadership Program.
  • Participation in the Center for Student Life’s leadership programming series (includes Leadership Academy)
  • Attendance at one event during NYU Leadership Week
  • Attendance at a regional or national student conference focused on leadership development
  • Additional programs/events/initiatives with the pre-approval of OSARC

II. Service, Community Engagement, and Civic Responsibility

Service is unpaid, non-punitive, intentional activities performed to meet a community need. Participation with this component should help broaden the educational experience through active civic engagement in an effort to empower students to become socially responsible, active, and contributing members of their local and global communities.

At least one of the following (required):

Two (or more) of the following:

  • Participation in 3 or more CSL one-day service programs (e.g. 9/11 Day of Service)
  • Participation in an NYU-sponsored service program (JumpStart, America Reads and Counts,
  • Completion of at least 25 volunteer hours with an NYU based organization or a community organization
  • Additional programs/events/initiatives with the pre-approval of OSARC

 

III. Diversity, Cultural, and Global Competency

Participation with this component will allow students to further expand their intercultural competency and foster an inclusive community that recognizes the value that diversity brings to the campus community. Attendance at the following programs will let students learn how to create an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness that is vital for global leaders.

At least one of the following (required):

Two (or more) of the following:

  • Participation in one or more Women’s Summit event in its entirety (March 1, 2018)
  • Participation in one or more Diversity Summit event in its entirety (November 17, 2017)
  • Participation in two or more events sponsored by CMEP
  • Participation in two or more events sponsored by the LGBTQ Center
  • Attendance at two or more events sponsored by Global Spiritual Life
  • Attendance at two or more cultural programs/events hosted by an NYU student organization - must be able to speak to cultural education component at these events
  • Additional programs/events/initiatives with the pre-approval of OSARC
     

If you completed the requirements in 2016-2017, you're welcome to continue the program by satisfying the requirements using other, different components, events and initiatives in 2017-2018.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in finding out if a program, event or initiative would be considered qualified, contact OSARC to gain approval at nyuengrosarc@nyu.edu