Neurodiversity in Engineering FYE Course to be Offered Fall ’21


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is excited to introduce a new non-residential learning community for incoming engineering students who identify as neurodiverse. Students may join the Neurodiversity in Engineering learning community by enrolling in UNIV 1810 (section 078). The class is open to freshman and sophomore engineering students from any discipline who identify as having differences in sociability, learning, attention, and/or mood, including (but not limited to) ADHD, autism, anxiety, dyslexia, and learning differences.

UNIV 1810 (Section 078) FYE Learning Community Seminar
Download the course syllabus.

For more information, or to request a permission number, please contact Connie Syharat:

Course Topics:

  • Identification of strengths/talents
  • Goal setting
  • Engineering identity
  • Self-advocacy
  • Time management and prioritizing
  • Wellness: stress, mental health, and wellbeing
  • Telling your story (Your first college resume)
  • Interview skills
  • Violence prevention
  • Tech hacks and workarounds: assistive technology tools to maximize learning