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Who is it for?

The ELLP is open to all undergraduate engineering and computer science students. Incoming first-year students and returning students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Majors include:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining engineering

Contact information: John Roberts (

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Why should I join?

The ELLP provides a welcoming community for engineering and computer science students to be supported academically and establish meaningful connections with other students.

First-Year Engineering students enjoy classes taught in Pigman Hall and in-house faculty office hours in the evening. The "Engage with an Engineer" event series welcomes alumni guest speakers to present about their careers each month. The Study South, conveniently located in Pigman Hall, provides free, drop-in tutoring for many core courses in mathematics and science. Students enjoy resume building and co-op planning workshops, as well as social events like watch parties, gaming tournaments, and trivia nights.

This residential experience complements classroom expectations by integrating students into the engineering community with programs centered on professional development and academic support. In addition, the ELLP provides students with opportunities to interact with College of Engineering faculty, alumni, industry partners, academic advisors, engineering student organizations, and Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are hand-selected to support new students during their transition to the University of Kentucky.

In addition to mentoring and guidance, the ELLP Director organizes various other activities listed below with the assistance of assigned peer mentors.

  • Workshops on graduate school, co-ops, internships, resume writing, research, leadership and more
  • "Engage with Engineers," where College of Engineering faculty members, engineering alumni and industry leaders share their wisdom with the students of the Engineering LLP. These workshops are focused on helping students make connections that will support them as they begin their engineering careers. Informal chats are scheduled with engineering professionals from local industries to discuss the future of the engineering/computer science profession.
  • Faculty game and movie nights allowing students to engage and interact with faculty outside the normal classroom and academic environment.