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Student Development and Support encompasses the development and delivery of information regarding educational support, career development and overall student success and is housed in the Office of Engineering Academic Affairs (OEAA).

Undergraduate Support

Internships & Career Services

The Bank of America Career Services Center (CSC) connects engineering students with internship opportunities and high-quality career services. The College of Engineering fully supports this mission and works with the CSC staff to ensure that the services and resources offered meet the evolving needs of our current students and alumni. Internships take place during the summers following the sophomore and junior years or during the fall or spring semesters. It is common for engineering students to complete internships at more than one company, and students frequently complete additional intern work during the five-week winter session between the fall and spring semesters. Because the internships occur during the summer or winter sessions, engineering students still have the opportunity to complete their degree in four years. For additional information, visit the Career Services Center.

Undergraduate Research

Research apprenticeships with faculty mentors give talented, motivated University of Delaware undergraduates a chance to see and take part in what is happening on the front lines of discovery at UD today. Explore the many challenging options you have for bringing learning to life.

Educational Support & Opportunities

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) houses undergraduate and pre-college programs, services, and activities—all with the goal of increasing academic success. Of particular interest to this unit is the retention of low-income/first-generation college students, university freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disabilities and ADHD, and selected underrepresented scholars; however, other matriculated students are encouraged to come for assistance. In addition, students who consider themselves stronger academically will find support services to maximize their academic experience and better prepare them for graduate school. The College of Engineering fully supports this mission and works with the AEC staff to ensure that the services and resources offered meet the evolving needs of our current students. We believe that AEC is an unparalleled resource to assist UD students develop and maximize strategies for academic success.

Financial Support & Scholarships

The University of Delaware awards more than $90 million annually in aid. Our Campus commitment to making a University of Delaware education affordable is evidenced by the reasonable tuition for in-state and out-of-state students and in a variety of scholarships, financial aid programs, and financing plans. The College of Engineering supports the Campus commitment of educational affordability by leveraging University scholarships and aid with other College-based funds where appropriate. In this way, we can continue to provide access to a quality engineering education to a broad spectrum of qualified students.

RISE Program

Established in UD’s College of Engineering in 1972 as one of the nation’s earliest and most successful minority engineering programs, The Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program identifies academically talented minority students as well as others, and provides a supportive atmosphere to enhance their success in attaining an engineering degree. RISE students are provided with the supportive services that they may need to be academically and professionally successful.

Educational Opportunities

Visiting Grad Student Program: LacCore and the CSDCO invite applications to a competitive award program for graduate students working with lake sediment cores. These $1000 grants can be used to support student travel to Minneapolis, core shipment, lodging while at the facility, and supplies consumed in initial core description (ICD). Learn more about the Visiting Grad Student Program
Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Deadline: 3/16/2018

Drilling and Coring Summer Institute: A comprehensive nine-day hands-on training course for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career researchers, especially those who will be involved in continental scientific drilling or coring projects in the next ~five years. Learn more about Drilling and Coring Summer Institute
Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Deadline: 3/16/2018

Amgen Scholars Program: Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunitites at world-class institutions. Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a synopsium in their respective region (U.S., Europe, or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists. Learn more about Amgen Scholars Program
Posted: 12/05/2017
Application Deadline: 2/01/2018

Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive & Metabolic Physiology: The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer Summer Fellows under the Short Term Education Program towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology to support undergraduate students from engineering, computational sciences, mathematics or other quantitative backgrounds to apply their expertise to research relevant to digestive and metabolic physiology and associated diseases. Learn more about STEP towards Digestive & Metabolic Physiology
Posted: 1/18/2018
Application Deadline: 2/02/2018

Scholarship Opportunities

Philadelphia STLE Scholarships: The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Math or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Learn more about Philadelphia STLE Scholarships
Application Deadline: 5/30/2018

Kevin Miner Scholarship: Offered by the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society (DAPi) in memory of former UD/DAPi student who passed away from his disability in 2015, this scholarship is awarded each year to a student registered with The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). Students must be nominated by a member of the UD faculty or staff. Download additional information [PDF]
Application Deadline: 3/02/2018

Walter Stark Scholar Award: Presented annually to a University of Delaware freshman or sophomore in any major, including University Studies, who meets each of the following criteria: Delaware resident; first in his or her immediate family to attend a four-year college or university; has a demonstrated financial need; and is in good academic standing by current University policy (not on probation). Walter Stark Scholar Award application
Application Deadline: 3/01/2018

National Security Agency: Stokes Education Scholarship Program: Paid tuition, year-round salary, housing and travel entitlements, reimbursement for books. Stokes Scholarship info [PDF]
Applications open: 9/01-11/30 each year

Graduate Support

Research Centers

The College of Engineering houses more than a dozen college-based research centers and participate in a variety of university-based centers and institutes.

Office of Graduate Studies

A major research university with activities under way on every continent, UD is proud to educate the finest students in the world. More than 3,600 graduate students are enrolled in the more than 160 graduate and professional degree programs offered at UD.

GEM Program

GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.

Women in Engineering Program

The Women in Engineering (WIE) group at the University of Delaware hosts events over the course of the year to build community among all UD engineers, male and female.


To schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean (OEAA), please contact Nancy Bickings at 831-2403 or