Multicultural engineering program

Established in 1994, the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) at NAU strives to enhance the academic performance of students pursuing Engineering and Professional Programs and to support underrepresented student populations in these programs. 

The MEP serves as a resource for students who want an encouraging community and support in achieving academic, personal, and career goals.


Students pursuing Engineering majors and Professional Programs (Construction Management and Computer Science) through CEFNS are eligible for MEP membership.  Membership is free and gives you access to benefits and programs that support your success.

To become a member, fill out this online registration form.

MEP members need to re-register each semester to access program benefits.

Benefits of being a member of the MEP

Joining the MEP has its perks.  Maybe you have already registered or maybe you need some convincing, either way, below you will find the free perks and programs designed to support MEP members.

Free tutoring

The MEP employs qualified student tutors for regularly scheduled drop-in tutoring, one-on-one tutoring, and group tutoring in the Engineering Building MEP Lounge (room 107). MEP recently hired new tutors and has expanded the courses we support! View your tutoring options and courses supported by the MEP this semester! Tutoring is not offered during spring break, winter closure, or on University Holidays. 

The MEP also partners with the Student Learning Centers (SLC) on campus to provide access to one-on-one tutoring via the Master Schedule, at no cost to MEP members.  If you are interested in Master Schedule tutoring check out the lists of courses supported by the SLCs and contact the MEP administrative assistant to be referred to the program. 

Want more tutoring options or help with a course not supported by MEP tutors or SLC Master Scheduling? Here is a list of free academic support available from MEP, the Student Learning Centers, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Interested in becoming a MEP tutor? Take a look at the job description, complete the application, and give it to one of the MEP tutors, or drop it off in Engineering room 122K. 


MEP lounge

Room 107 in the engineering building

Space to study, hang out in between classes, find a stapler for your assignment, have a free cup of coffee or tea, get help on math or physics homework, or meet students just like you.  Students who register to become members of the MEP have access to the computers in the lounge and those who register during the first month of every semester get $20 of free printing in the MEP lounge for that semester. .  The MEP lounge hours mirror the building hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday via student ID.

Monthly newsletter

Every month, MEP members receive an email containing the MEP Voices newsletter full of important dates, study tips, scholarships, internship information, pertinent news or events, and maybe a surprise or two.  The newsletter is the voice of the program!  If you'd like to contribute to the newsletter (whether a personal story, exciting research, a group accomplishment, or even an engineering-related comic) contact the MEP Coordinator.

Follow the links to view past issues: October 2014, November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015 (Congratulations & Convocations), June 2015

Calculator loan program

Need a graphing calculator this semester?  The MEP has 10 graphing calculators (mostly TI-84's) to loan out each semester to MEP members.  Check out a calculator by talking to one of the tutors in the MEP lounge or by visiting the MEP administrative assistant in room 122K.  


Free Printing
Students who register for the MEP before the deadline each semester (usually at the end of the first month of the semester) have $20 or 200 pages of free printing in the MEP lounge.
Experts across campus partner with the MEP to share tips and tidbits to make you successful.  Test anxiety?  There's a workshop for that.  Want to know how to create a stellar resume? There's a workshop for that.  Need some help figuring out how to manage your time?  There's a workshop for that too... and many more.  Keep and eye on the MEP Voices newsletter for highlighted workshops or contact the MEP administrative assistant to request one!
The MEP hosts a few events each semester to give students information about resources offered by the MEP and across campus, to help students network and develop professional skills, and to provide a nice break from the stress of the semester. Events are announce in the MEP newsletter, MEP Voices, and posted to the website.


No internship yet? How to maximize your time building career skills anyway.
April 6, 5:30-7 PM in the MEP Lounge
Still no internship for the summer? Come learn about how you might be able to get one last minute and what to do if you don't get one. 
The first 30 minutes are reserved for networking and snacks will be provided. 
Is there an event you would like us to host? Let us know by emailing

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