Montana State University

Designing Our Community (DOC)

College of Engineering
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-6723
Fax: (406) 994-6665
EMPower Student Center
313 Roberts Hall

Program Director:

Julian Collins

Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is the first step in the DOC program and is designed to alleviate and smooth the transition for students into the College of Engineering. All new students to the DOC program must attend the Bridge Program in order to participate in programs throughout the year. The Bridge program is held the week prior to the beginning of Fall semester.

The DOC summer Bridge Program is designed to provide these benefits:

a welcome and introduction to the American Indian community with the COE and campus, to help them to build their campus, academic and community connections, encourage mentoring, support systems and networking with in the academic community of engineering, provide basic tools and brush-up to help overcome common experiential barriers to academic success, give new students a head start to their college experience, infuse them with confidence and foreknowledge of the college engineering experience.

DOC was founded with a multi-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - Engineering Schools of the West Initiative