The Galileo engineering learning community brings together male first-year engineering students in a residential environment to provide encouragement and support in pursuit of a career in engineering.

Albert Einstein considered Galileo to be the father of modern physics--indeed of modern science altogether. Galileo developed the foundational ideas for Newton's laws. In referring to his dependence on Galileo's work, Newton wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." We hope that your engineering learning community will support you similarly, offering a view with an advantage--an engineering perspective.

As a participant of Galileo, students live in the same residential hall with the other participants as well as upper class Galileo mentors.  Galileo is a great choice for anyone who is interested in resources such as:

  • A community of over 250 male engineers taking many of the same and similar classes.  It is an ideal way to make friends, get help with homework, and keep on track
  • Over 70 upper class male engineering students who live in the community and provide tutoring, coordinate social events, and much more
  • A mentor team of other freshmen and an upper class Galilean that meets once a week for the first 10 weeks of the fall semester – designed to assist in adjusting to college life
  • A seminar featuring early career-focused advice to provide a head start on internship searches and start practicing proven success strategies to help the transition from high school to college
  • Access to faculty and graduate students whose goal is to provide encouragement and support to engineering students
  • Living in Lee Hall as part of the inVenTs community of female and male engineering students and science students