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