Engineer Your Experience Program

Funding is available to support your participation in a wide range of experiences to enhance your education in the College of Engineering.  We challenge you to Engineer Your Experience!

Welcome,

Due to COVID-19, there are travel restrictions in place for NCSU students.  Therefore, we will not be supporting any in-person travel.

We are able to support the registration cost to attend virtual conferences or webinars that are considered part of your professional development.

Study Abroad and Alternative Break Service trips will be given some financial support contingent on travel restrictions being lifted and funds being available.   If travel restrictions change, we will update this website.

Please check back to stay updated.

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadlines for Spring:
February 15 and April 1
You can only submit requests for events that will occur through December 31.

If you have any questions, please email engrfundrequest@ncsu.edu

Program Deadlines

The deadlines for Fall will be September 15 and November 1.

Please note, you can only submit requests for events that will occur through December 31.

The deadlines for Spring will be February 15 and April 1.

Please note, you can only submit requests for events that will occur through June 30.

Requirements to Request Funding

  • You must be an Engineering undergraduate student at NC State
  • Students must have paid the enhancement fee
  • The request must take place in the current fiscal year (FY); July 1, 2020, thru June 30, 2021
    • The deadline dates for Fall will be September 15 and November 1.  
    • You can only submit requests for events that will occur through December 31.  
    • We STRONGLY encourage students to plan ahead.

International Travel Requests: Not being accepted at this time.

The request must be submitted 8 weeks before the travel date.

Domestic Travel Requests: Not being accepted at this time.

The request must be submitted 4 weeks before the travel date.

Note:  You must plan accordingly; DO NOT make purchases and expect reimbursement. Reimbursements are NOT guaranteed.

Code of Student Conduct

 

Students, we expect you to follow the Code of Student Conduct.  If you submit a request that has any false information, it will be denied and you will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.  https://studentconduct.dasa.ncsu.edu/

Please be aware of the entire Code of Student Conduct and especially section 10.13.

10.13 PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION

(a)  Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any known false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergencies;

(b)  Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, records, or instrument of identification;

(c)  Furnishing false information, oral or written, to any University official, faculty or staff member, or office; or

(d)  Possession or use of an instrument of identification that is not one’s own or is fictitious or altered.

 

Engineering Student Experience Opportunities

All disciplines of engineering have multiple conferences for students and professionals to attend.  You will learn about these different conferences from your faculty members, engineering colleagues and engineering staff members.  If you want to attend a conference, do your homework and find the conference website, conference agenda and travel information. Before you submit your request, be sure you submit a PDF file of the conference agenda.  We must have this agenda in order for your request to be reviewed.  Conferences related to departmental research/sponsored research are not supported.

  

Engineering Student Design Competitions

NC State University has a number of student design competitions that occur annually.  Some of these include: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition (AUVSI SUAS competition), BAJA Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Competitions in Tennessee and Rochester, Formula SAE Competitions in Lincoln, NE and Brooklyn, MI.  You will learn about these different competitions from your faculty members, engineering colleagues and engineering staff members.   If you want to attend a competition, do your homework and find the competition website, competition agenda and travel information. Before you submit your request, be sure you have a PDF of the competition agenda ready to submit.  We must have this agenda in order for your request to be reviewed.  

You will work directly with the Leadership & Civic Engagement Office.  DO NOT complete an EYE Program Request.

 Leadership Civic and Engagement

DO NOT complete the student fund request form for an ASB trip; notify the ASB trip leaders and Leadership & Civic Engagement staff and let them know you are a College of Engineering student and some portion your airfare for the trip will be supported.

You will work directly with the Study Abroad Office for Study Abroad Programs.  DO NOT complete an EYE Program Request.  

All study abroad programs must be credit-bearing in order for Engineering students to receive financial support from the EYE Program.  DO NOT complete a student fund request form.  Instead, you will work directly with Study Abroad.

Support from the EYE Program is contingent on the availability of funds and is not guaranteed.

Study Abroad Program Scholarships –Complete the scholarship application first:
Scholarship Cycles and Dates:
How to Apply for Study Abroad Programs:
Study Abroad Funding Information Sessions:

 

**Students must be aware of the Study Abroad deadline dates.  You are responsible for meeting the deadline dates.  The EYE Program and Study Abroad Office can’t make any exceptions on these deadline dates.

 

If you are selected to receive a student travel award, you will receive an award letter with the amount of your award.   You must accept and sign the document before it’s awarded.

This award will be considered as a part of your Financial Aid package.

You will receive the award in your My Pack Portal student account.

You need to make your plans for your Study Abroad trip accordingly.

There are approximately 74 engineering student organizations at NC State.  If you have an idea that will benefit engineering students, please submit your request via email to engrfundrequest@ncsu.edu or set-up a time to speak with Dr. Hoover-Plonk.

 

FAQ

 NC State engineering students and engineering student organization groups (only engineering majors)You cannot request financial support if your primary enrollment institution is UNC-Asheville or UNC-Chapel Hill for joint programs.  If you are in the Paper Science & Engineering (PSE), Textile Engineering (TE) or Biological Engineering (BE) Majors, you will need to contact your Department Head to request financial support for enhancement experiences.*Funds will not support students outside the College of Engineering.

Before applying for support, you must read the overview of the application process first

The only requests we will consider for Fall 2020 are virtual conferences and webinars. You need to submit a request as soon as possible once you know you are interested in attending a conference or webinar.  

  • The deadline dates for Fall will be September 15 and November 1.  
  • You can only submit requests for events that will occur through December 31.

International Travel Requests: Not being accepted at this time.

The request must be submitted 8 weeks before the travel date.

Domestic Travel Requests: Not being accepted at this time.

The request must be submitted 4 weeks before the travel date.

Yes! The College of Engineering is dedicated to supporting every engineering student on their path to becoming engineers. All experiences MUST have an engineering focus OR support your professional development in order to be considered for financial support.  Part of the request form includes your ability to provide this connection to engineering and/or professional development. If the request has no connection to engineering or professional development then the request will be denied.  

Some items that cannot be approved include but are not limited to: tuition reimbursement, personal expenses, food, gas, Uber/Lift, internship expenses, museum tickets or any type of entertainment tickets.

A College of Engineering Committee will review all requests submitted by the designated deadlines.  You will hear back about your request within 5-7 days.

No in-person travel will be reimbursed in the fall because of the travel restrictions.  When the restrictions are lifted, then reimbursements may be considered.

The College of Engineering MAY be able to reimburse you for funds used for approved travel or reimbursement area that have an engineering focus used to enhance your skills. You are not guaranteed reimbursement

If you have already bought an airline ticket, conference registration or hotel and would like to see if you can be reimbursed, please email the Coordinator of Enhancement Programs at: engrfundrequest@ncsu.edu

You must submit receipts within 30 days of the trip being completed to be considered for reimbursement.  No exceptions will be made.

*NOTE:  YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A REIMBURSEMENT.  

 

Check Out The Experiences That Have Been Supported By EYE

Students are encouraged to attend engineering focused Engineering Conferences

Engineering Conferences: American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Healthcare Systems Improvement Conference, ProMat 2019, and SensUs Research Competition

EYE Student Advisory Committee

This group of students will meet throughout the year and provide feedback to the Coordinator of the EYE program regarding marketing, student access and serve as the voice of their peers.  They will also assist in conducting information sessions about the EYE program.  All of these students have utilized the EYE program, and they have already provided valuable feedback to advance the program. *Note:  the EYE Student Advisory Committee began the fall of 2019.

Cedric Clyburn (Junior)

Computer Science

Jessica Prince (5th Year) 

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Anna Davis  (Senior)

Aerospace Engineering

Rachel Figard (Senior)

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Marzanne Delapp De Anaya (’20)

Moen, New Bern, NC, Manufacturing Engineering Contractor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Pippin Payne (Senior)

Mechanical Engineering

Ryan Pecaut (Senior)

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Kaelan Moore (Freshmen)

Engineering First Year

 

 

Questions? Contact the EYE Coordinator