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DCC Spotlight: College of Engineering

Memorial Belltower with NC flag
Belltower and NC Flag.

The Global Training Initiative has been partnering with the College of Engineering’s Engineering Your Experience program to help undergraduate students expand their cultural awareness and knowledge as well as start their journey toward cultural competence.

Two Engineering undergrads share their experience and the benefits of participating in the DCC

One of the main ways is the college’s sponsorship of students to participate in the Developing Cultural Competence program. The DCC is a 10-hour, high-impact, co-curricular program that provides students the opportunity to engage with their peers from partner institutions across the world in facilitated online discussions and cultural exchanges after completing a series of self-paced individual learning modules.

The college’s students who have successfully completed the program represent many multicultural backgrounds and also include international students from Brazil, India, Japan, Mauritius, Peru, Romania, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.

Participants from the College of Engineering include students from the following majors:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • First Year Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering

There were also 171 first-year engineering students who participated in the First Impressions VR workshop in Spring 2023.

students in vr headsets
Students explore “First Impressions” in virtual reality