SEAS Support for Large Proposal Development

SEAS Support for Large Proposal Development (including Outreach, Partnership with HBCUs/MSIs, DEI, PDL, Innovation and Entrepreneurship).

Please contact Eric Vieira for more information about support for large proposal development as well as support in the following areas.


Outreach at SEAS provides greater accessibility to opportunities in STEM disciplines, especially for traditionally underrepresented local stakeholders, reaching more than 10,000 students up to 2020 mostly at Title 1 K-12 schools in Harlem and the Bronx. Program also includes high school teacher training, and involves faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. REU programs offer unique research experiences for undergraduate students from HBCUs and MSIs. The SHAPE summer high school program offers full scholarships to low-income students in NYC from under-served backgrounds.

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Partnership with HBCUs and MSIs

Contact: Libby Goss

SEAS Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program for HBCUs and MSIs: In collaboration with Amazon, this eight-week summer research and professional development program is designed for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in all fields of STEM. It is a unique university-industry partnership, building a recruitment pathway to the graduate program and enriching the STEM disciplines. In the 2021 inaugural year, a cohort of 27 students from 18 universities (including 12 HBCUs or MSIs) will be engaged in on-campus research and professional training with mentorship from faculty, graduate students, and postdocs and exposures to STEM opportunities in industry. Several research centers also host REU programs to provide research experience for undergraduate students in focused areas such as material science.

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SEAS DEI Resources

Columbia Engineering and the wider University are deeply committed to cultivating a global community of scholars and researchers devoted to academic excellence and the translation of ideas into broad impact.

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Professional Development and Leadership

The Professional Development and Leadership (PDL) program’s goal is to enhance the Columbia Engineering education by providing enrichment and development opportunities. For more information, please visit:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To lear more about Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship’s rich landscape for innovation and entrepreneurship, please visit: