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

Fall Semester - ENGR 200 Seminar

This course is designed to explore issues in engineering and college academics for American Indian students in the College of Engineering. These are the primary objectives of the DOC seminar:

  • Increase awareness of academic and campus support, and further develop skills for college success.
  • Provide an area for peer networking, social support, mentoring opportunities, and contact with the COE and DOC programs.
  • Expose students to successful American Indian engineers to discuss barriers in education, social and professional environments.
  • Help students discover and evaluate career options and choices and develop a network of professional opportunities.

Key topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Goal setting, study skills, time and stress management
  • Writing and reading skills
  • Professional Student Engineering Chapter information
  • Internships, job opportunities in Montana and nationally
  • Engineering majors and specifics about each program
  • Mentoring activities/opportunities with upper division students
  • COE research-Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Transportation, Biofilm, and Computer Science
  • Guest speakers from industry, corporations, COE alumni, tribally owned firms

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