The Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc. has facilitated pathways to engineering for its member institutions through its Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP) since 1969.
Our initiatives to add value to the AUC and dual degree engineering efforts
Recently, to add value to the AUC and dual degree engineering efforts, the AUCC has made the following initiatives.
The AUCC began strengthening industry relationships and the promotion of internship and scholarship opportunities which led to over a million dollars in scholarships awarded to students last year.
The AUCC created a summer bridge program that is inter-institutional. This program has served over 50 students and plans to begin with its third cohort in the summer of 2023.
The consortium led an effort to engage alumni to pinpoint additional opportunities for change.
The AUCC expanded its engineering partnerships and developed plans for new BS/MS pathways in collaboration with Georgia Tech and Michigan.
The Consortium hired a new assistant director with engineering education expertise and announced the Institute for Dual Degree Engineering Advancement (IDEA) to focus both on operations and advancement of dual degree engineering best practices.
The vision for IDEA is to become a leading voice nationally for dual degree engineering education.
This will be achieved through initiatives that imbody the institutes four outcomes of increased innovation, diversity, engagement, and achievement. These outcomes are expected to lead to a vibrant engineering community in the AUC and among similar liberal arts institutions centered around dual degree engineering education.