The University of Alabama’s Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) was established in May 1987 through a joint grant from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. As one of five founding member institutions of the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, UA has continued its long-term commitment to the pre-college effort. Under the inaugural leadership of its Founding Director, Gregory Singleton, the MEP has established a tradition of recruiting and retaining excellent students.
At its core, the MEP provides a community for students and is a retention program designed to provide equitable opportunities for the groups traditionally underrepresented within the College of Engineering. The MEP also assists students by providing resources, valuable connections and support for their academic success.