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Multicultural Engineering Program Orientation (MEPO)

MEPO is an exciting three-day introduction to the College of Engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach & Inclusion, and Penn State. The program is meant to benefit first-year engineering students attending Penn State in the fall semester. Participants will have a chance to connect with other incoming first-year students as well as current undergraduate engineering students attending Penn State University Park.

A Closer Look

During MEPO, participants stay at the Days Inn Hotel in State College with upper-level MEP engineering mentors. Participants accepted to University Park will be able to move into their residence halls on the Wednesday prior to the first day of classes, ahead of other University Park students.

MEPO participants will:

  • Have an upper-level student mentor for their entire first year
  • Network with Penn State alumni and industry partners
  • Participate in an engineering design competition
  • Gain 0.5 credit before their first year even begins
  • Have the opportunity to make new friends before fall classes start
  • Become experts working with the Penn State computer system
  • Move into their dorm rooms early (University Park Campus only)


Participants pay a $150 registration fee that includes all MEPO activities, meals, and housing). Fee waivers are available for those with demonstrated financial need.

Register for MEPO 2019!

  • August 21-23, 2019
    Penn State University Park
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The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists women and multicultural students in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our support system of faculty and staff encourages current students to become involved with our programs and student organizations.

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

211 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287