Cornell Engineering hosting two Diversity Weekends for 12th graders in September

Cornell Engineering is hosting two overnight visitation programs this September for high school seniors (graduating in Spring 2014). Our Women in Engineering (WIE) Program focuses on women, whereas our Diversity Hosting Weekend is a co-ed that has a particular focus on first generation college and/or students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in engineering (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander and Native Alaskan). These programs offer excellent opportunities for promising students with strong interests in the STEM disciplines to learn about the exciting opportunities available to them through engineering!

To help spread the word about these programs, I invite you to share the following invitation to any rising high school seniors you know that have a strong aptitude and interest in math, science, technology, engineering, business, or other related fields.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Xayarath Hernández by contacting our Engineering Admissions Office at (607) 255-5008 or at

Announcement for students:

Attention Innovators, Problem-Solvers, Team Builders… We Want YOU in the College of Engineering at Cornell University!

Summer has just started, and we hope you are looking forward to your senior year! Inevitably, college has come across your mind more than once, and as you continue to research schools, we invite you to consider the following opportunities to for an up close and personal visit with Cornell University’s College of Engineering!

  • Diversity Hosting Weekend (DHW) – September 26-28, 2013
  • Women in Engineering (WIE) – September 26-28, 2013

Students selected for either of our programs will have the opportunity to:

  • Stay in a residence hall with a current student on Cornell’s campus,
  • Explore their interests in math, science, technology, and problem-solving,
  • Learn about the engineering admissions process at Cornell,
  • Attend an undergraduate engineering class,
  • Participate in an interactive lab demonstration, and
  • Engage with current students, faculty, and staff!!

Check out the Fall DHW or Fall WIE websites to learn more about these programs, including eligibility requirements and details on the application process. We are strongly committed to making these programs accessible to students from all financial backgrounds. Therefore, generous financial support for travel expenses is available for students who qualify!

We encourage you to apply online by July 15, 2013 for priority consideration.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed until we also receive an unofficial junior year transcript. (This transcript must include your year-end grades for your junior year. Copies of your complete high school report cards will suffice if you can secure an unofficial transcript.) We look forward to receiving your application and welcome you to contact us should you have any questions!

Best wishes for a wonderful summer from all of us in the Cornell Engineering Admissions and Diversity Programs in Engineering Offices!

Apply for Fall WIE 2013

Apply for Fall DHW 2013

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