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Multicultural Engineering Program Orientation (MEPO)

MEPO is an exciting four-day introduction to the College of Engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and 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

By participating in MEPO, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Compete in an engineering design competition.
  • Pair with an upper-level mentor.
  • Become familiar with academic and social resources on campus.
  • Meet other incoming first-year students in the College of Engineering.
  • Build a professional résumé.
  • Network with top industry recruiters and Penn State alumni.
  • Receive 0.5 credits for participation.


Participants pay a $30 registration fee that includes all MEPO activities, meals, and housing). Fee waivers are available for those with demonstrated financial need.

MEPO 2021 Dates:

  • August 15-18, 2021

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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

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287