Brown-Forman Engineering Academy

Interested in being a part of engineering excellence?  Want to experience college before the first day of classes?  Want to join a group of academic achievers?  Apply now for the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy.

What is the Brown Forman Engineering Academy?

This is a two-week, residential program designed to prepare accepted incoming engineering freshmen both academically and personally.  This enrichment program is designed to assist students with their transition into college through: academic prep, peer support, faculty relationship building, and student success programming.  Students accepted into this program will stay in the Engineering Living and Learning Community residence hall.  Students will take a calculus prep course, attend seminars (tips to test taking, resilience, study skills, etc.), meet faculty, build a cohort of peer support, receive a Speed School mentor, participate in community service, tour engineering companies, and gain insight on successfully transitioning to college in the engineering program.  In addition accepted students will share the same block of classes in the fall and will continue to meet as a cohort for both fall and spring semesters.

When is the program?

The program will run July 24th – August 4th.  Accepted participants will stay in Community Park Residence Hall for the entire time including the weekend. All meals are included.

Who should apply?

Freshmen students who have been accepted into UofL Speed School of Engineering and looking to ensure transitional success into college.  Students must have applied for housing and intend to sign up for orientation for upcoming year to be consider for the 2017 cohort.  We will admit 24 of the incoming 2017 freshmen engineering cohort.

How to apply?

Complete an application online to be considered for the program. Applications will be accepted until April 1st!

Benefits of joining the Brown Forman Engineering Academy?

  • Calculus prep course with the experts!
  • Build support system of freshmen and upper classmen
  • Exposure to faculty and staff
  • Experience college before you enter college
  • Build skills to be successful at Speed School
  • Visit local Engineering companies
  • Be a part of an elite group of Engineering students

What will this cost me?

This program is free to admitted participants.  Thanks to the amazing support of Brown Forman this program has no cost to participants.  That means your room, food and planned activities are free to you.

Questions about the program:

Contact Whitney Menser or Heather Mann.

Updated: 12/19/2017