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  • History and Rationale » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form History and Rationale As part of a 2006 report entitled Moving Forward to Improve Engineering Education the National Science Foundation identified the following factors as major contributors to why some of the best students with high grades abandon their goals of attaining an engineering degree Lack of connection between first year coursework and what students perceive as exciting engineering concepts and practices Perceptions that friends in other majors taking easier classes studying less and having more fun Perception of engineering as a competitive and uncaring field Lack of role models especially for women and underrepresented minority engineers A feeling of isolation from the rest of the university due to the amount of the workload Poor performance in College level math science classes Calculus Chemistry Physics in spite of having performed exceptionally well in high school As early as 1993 Dr Johnathan F K Earle former Associate Dean and a visionary before his time created the College s first summer transition program called the Successful Transition through Enhanced Preparation for Undergraduates Program STEPUP Under his direction and leadership the STEPUP program provided first year Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering students with a holistic academic support system to assist them in preparing for the demands and challenges commonly encountered during the first year of college and within the major The vision for the program was to provide student participants with a support structure academic personal and professional development throughout the entire freshmen year with residual benefits that would persist throughout the student s entire undergraduate experience The first ten years of the program was marked with extraordinary success as it related to The development of a strong freshmen cohort and positive peer support system that persisted throughout the entire undergraduate experience First hand experience of UF Calculus Chemistry courses and how these courses often differ in level of difficulty and depth in comparison to high school courses AP honors etc Exposing students to engineering software classes such as AutoCAD Labview etc Significant elevation of College retention rates among underrepresented student populations Women African Americans Hispanic Latino etc The development of corporate alumni network and support system i e mentoring sponsors etc consisting of engineering professionals having participated in the program as freshmen Exposing student participants to the world of engineering via corporate tours speakers and networking opportunities With the exception of the student application fee participation in the STEPUP program was fully sponsored through funding and resources provide through corporate sponsorships and College revenues Weed and Seed grants state funding etc The benefit of this was the removal of any financial challenges that would prevent students from participating in the program However the challenges stemming from this was the limited number of students the program could serve each

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  • Engineering Freshman Transition Program » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    EFTP aims to help students successfully transition into their first year in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering It provides participants the opportunity to Learn actively participate in and discover the joy in engineering design Gain skills in computer programming with LabView software Enhance appreciation of aesthetics in engineering design through collaboration or art and engineering Gain an accurate view of academic expectations of engineering students Engage in academic and professional development activities Be mentored by upper division engineering students Meet engineering faculty and staff including advisors Become familiar with UF academic policies including the UF Honor Code Learn how to work on a team an essential skill for all engineers Interact with peers who will become part of a support network throughout the college experience Program Components There are two components to the EFTP program a six week summer component and a fall and spring semester component All students accepted into the program are expected to fully complete both components Summer Component During the summer component students have the option of participating in the traditional EFTP program 3 credits or the EFTP Plus program 6 credits Both programs consist of Project Design and AutoCAD The EFTP Plus program includes Introduction to Engineering as well as provides students with the additional opportunity to refresh and refine their calculus and chemistry skills through courses taught by University of Florida graduate students These courses provide students a venue to prepare themselves for the demand and rigor of the critical tracking courses that first year engineering students face Students choosing the EFTP Plus program must participate in both the calculus and chemistry classes At the beginning of the summer component EFTP students will be paired with an upper division student EFTP mentor EFTP mentors can offer guidance on course subject matter and help

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  • How to Apply » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Programming Program Dates and Timeline Confirmation Form GE SF FAQs Orientations Contact Transfer Student Transition Program International Engineering Programs Getting Started Choosing a Program Types of Programs Finances Scholarships Application Process Study Abroad Opportunities Fall and Spring Programs Summer Programs Course Equivalencies for Study Abroad Incoming Students Applying to UF Academics Course Registration Course Request Form Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form How to Apply Submitting an application will conditionally admit you to participate in the College s Engineering Freshman Transition Program EFTP In order to participate and complete your enrollment in EFTP you must complete the following steps Step 1 Submit the online portion of your application on our Freshmen Summer Bridge Programs Application page Step 2 Submit the following EFTP Release and Information Form Complete the form with your parents and return to the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office by the EFTP application deadline The UF Preview Summer B Date and Session Number in which you are confirmed to attend Preview via email jennerg eng ufl edu Please go to http www dso ufl edu nsp orientation to register online or call the Dean of Students Office for assistance at 352 392 1261 If you have a fall admission date we will have it switched to summer B after we receive your online application Once this is accomplished and you are notified by the admissions office you can obtain housing and register for a summer B preview session Step 3 Register for the EFTP courses that will be given to you at your orientation

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  • Program Dates and Application Deadlines » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Freshmen Engineering Summer Bridge Programs Summer Bridge Programs Application History and Rationale Engineering Freshman Transition Program How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines EFTP FAQs STEPUP How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines STEPUP FAQs STEPUP Testimonials Sponsors Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position Summer Program Instructor Application Gator Engineering Santa Fe Message from the Dean Academic Components Advising and Resources Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming Program Dates and Timeline Confirmation Form GE SF FAQs Orientations Contact Transfer Student Transition Program International Engineering Programs Getting Started Choosing a Program Types of Programs Finances Scholarships Application Process Study Abroad Opportunities Fall and Spring Programs Summer Programs Course Equivalencies for Study Abroad Incoming Students Applying to UF Academics Course Registration Course Request Form Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Program Dates and Application Deadlines Application Selection First year students are invited to apply to the program immediately following their official admittance into the University of Florida Submitting an application is just the first step in the application process and does not guarantee admission in to the EFTP program Upon submitting your application you will receive the EFTP contracts and paperwork When we receive the original signed copies of this paperwork in our office we will process your application Application and Paperwork Deadline June 26 2015 Submit the online portion of your application on our Freshmen Summer Bridge Programs Application page Program Dates EFTP Orientation June 27 2015 Summer Component June 29 2015 August 7 2015 Fall Spring Component August 24 2015 April 20 2016 Prospective

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  • EFTP FAQs » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    that are orientated to the program Back to Top Schedule and Important Dates Important 2014 Dates May 30 5 pm Applications and completed paperwork due June 25 Residence Halls open at noon June 28 EFTP Orientation Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Parents are encouraged to attend June 30 August 8 EFTP Summer Component August Convocation Mandatory for all incoming students August 25 Fall 2014 Classes Begin September 4 New Student Welcome Reitz Union Grand Ballroom How long is the program There are two components to the program The Summer Component runs from June 28 2014 to August 8 2014 The Fall Spring Component runs from August 25 2014 to April 22 2015 What is a day in the program like Your days in the program will be filled mainly with course work giving you an idea of the intensity of the engineering program In the morning EFTP Plus students will attend the calculus and chemistry courses Mid morning all students experience our engineering LabView Solidworks courses In the afternoon you will participate in an engineering design project with your mentor to solve a beginning engineering problem and take engineering professional development Students also participate in our Introduction to engineering course which informs students about all the engineering majors at UF Sample Schedule Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 8 00 9 15 2 9 30 10 45 3 11 00 12 15 Labview Solidworks Labview Solidworks Labivew 4 12 30 1 45 LUNCH 5 2 00 3 15 Design 6 3 30 4 45 Intro to EG Intro to EG 7 5 00 6 15 Back to Top Housing Do I have to live on campus Do I have to live in East Hall No EFTP students are not required to live on campus nor are they required to live in East Hall While living on campus will enhance your EFTP experience you are not required to do so Please note that we encourage all freshmen engineering students to select East Hall as their first residence hall of preference for the fall semester For more information contact Residence Life at Housing Residence Education SW 13th Street Museum Road P O Box 112100 Gainesville FL 32611 2100 Phone 352 392 2161 Fax 352 392 6819 Back to Top General Questions Who should apply to participate in EFTP Any all students officially admitted into the University of Florida and intending to pursue a major in engineering may apply Why should I participate in EFTP Just as it is a very competitive process to be admitted into the University of Florida there is a very high level of personal initiative due diligence and undaunted persistence to remain competitive and successful after admittance into the university The EFTP program is intended for first year students seeking a smooth transition into their first year of college EFTP students gain skills that are essential to becoming successful Gator Engineers The AutoCAD and Project Design classes teach team building as well as communication skills Participants gain exposure

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  • STEPUP » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Outreach Program Interest Form STEPUP The Successful Transition and Enhanced Preparation for Undergraduates Program STEPUP approaches the concept of student preparation from a holistic perspective In addition to the intensive academic courseload and the project design programming component offered by its sister programs EFTP and EFTP Plus STEPUP includes a professional development component Students are provided the opportunity to tour major engineering company sites such as Lockheed Martin Raytheon Disney Kraft GRU Exactech and the Nielsen Corporation to see engineering in action and to meet with a diverse array of engineers Students get a glimpse into the real world life of an engineer and begin developing a personal network of resources that may prove beneficial in the future The STEPUP student s focus should not be to simply earn a degree but also to successfully transition after graduation to the next level of professional development Students begin mastering the practice of self marketing and interaction with engineering corporate representatives as part of applying for internships co ops research and other practical experiences There are two components to the STEPUP program a six week summer residential component and a non residential fall and spring semester component All students accepted into the program are expected to fully complete both components STEPUP students continue to participate in study halls tutoring and personalized academic advising throughout their freshman year Typical Summer Residential Schedule Click here to view a typical weekly schedule During the summer residential component STEPUP participants balance classes and a design project as they sharpen their networking skills by interacting with engineering corporate representatives Classes are taught using the flipped classroom which allots more interaction with the instructor work in small groups and peer to peer individual support during the class period Students should plan a minimum of 2 hours of studying

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  • How to Apply » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form How to Apply First year students are invited to apply to the program immediately following their official admittance into the University of Florida Submitting an application does not guarantee admission in to the STEPUP program as there are a limited number of slots in the program typically 30 40 Students are accepted based on criteria that indicate a strong potential for success in engineering i e transcripts recommendation forms etc After being officially admitted into the program students are expected to submit a 750 00 fee which covers expenses related to summer housing meal plans excluding meals during corporate tours classes and corporate tours Students must cover costs associated with any required text books supplies textbooks are the same as those required during the fall spring semester and lunch during corporate tours Step 1 Submit the online portion of your application on our Freshmen Summer Bridge Programs Application page Step 2 Submit the following 1 recommendation from your high school math and or science teacher using our Student Evaluation Form 1 recommendation from your high school guidance counselor or a second math or science teacher using our Student Evaluation Form The UF Preview Summer B Date and Session Number in which you are confirmed to attend Preview via email srobe eng ufl edu Please do not send transcripts unless otherwise requested Please submit all required documents to the STEPUP Coordinator US Mail Fax STEPUP Coordinator PO Box 116550 204 Weil Gainesville FL 32611 ATTN STEPUP Coordinator 352 392 3183 Students selected to

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  • Program Dates and Application Deadlines » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    and Rationale Engineering Freshman Transition Program How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines EFTP FAQs STEPUP How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines STEPUP FAQs STEPUP Testimonials Sponsors Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position Summer Program Instructor Application Gator Engineering Santa Fe Message from the Dean Academic Components Advising and Resources Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming Program Dates and Timeline Confirmation Form GE SF FAQs Orientations Contact Transfer Student Transition Program International Engineering Programs Getting Started Choosing a Program Types of Programs Finances Scholarships Application Process Study Abroad Opportunities Fall and Spring Programs Summer Programs Course Equivalencies for Study Abroad Incoming Students Applying to UF Academics Course Registration Course Request Form Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Program Dates and Application Deadlines Program Dates Opening Dinner Ceremony June 26 2015 Program Orientation June 27 2015 Summer Component June 29 2015 Aug 7 2015 Fall Spring Component August 24 2015 April 20 2016 Application Deadline To be admitted into the STEPUP program students must Be officially admitted into the University of Florida via notification provided by the UF Office of Admissions Submit the online application and all required application documents to the program coordinator no later than 5pm June 26 2015 After students are notified of their acceptance into the program the applicants must submit a fee of 750 to confirm their attendance Questions Contact Information If you have questions about the STEPUP program please review our frequently asked questions page or contact Mr Stephen Roberts Program Coordinator at 352 392 0944 or via

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