Chris McDaniel has a message for all UNC Charlotte students interested in becoming an engineer. He wants them to join Engage ME!, where they will get the mentoring and support to thrive in their future career.
“Our whole goal is to just graduate good engineers,” said McDaniel, director of Engage ME!, the multicultural engineering program within the William States Lee College of Engineering.
Engage ME! (Engage Multicultural Engineers), a program still in its infancy, has started a crowdfunding campaign to fund its activities, which include a mentoring program that pairs students with engineering professionals working for the city of Charlotte, Duke Energy, Coca Cola and other companies.
Designed to recruit, retain and graduate well-trained engineers, Engage ME! has a focus on underrepresented populations within the engineering field, including African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics.