campus partner(s)

University of California Los Angeles

College of Marin

East Los Angeles College

El Camino College

Los Angeles Trade-Tech Community College

Monterrey Peninsula College

Santa Monica College

and Skyline College






Liberal Arts and the Professions

award date


project director

Richard Wesel; Adrienne Lavine; Greg Pottie

Regents of the University of California

Grant Summary

$400,000 over 36 months to support significant changes in its curriculum to better integrate the liberal arts and engineering education at UCLA and to develop a standardized and transferrable introductory engineering course to be designed and piloted at seven community college partners and subsequently made available to all the two-year colleges in the California Community College System. The proposed curricular changes at UCLA include establishing a required two-quarter course sequence for incoming first-year engineering students that emphasizes the interplay of technology and social issues; developing themed “tracks” to satisfy general education distribution requirements; and engaging engineering students with the digital humanities. The first-year course sequence will serve as the basis for developing the community college engineering course.