College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

APEX-E: A hands-on start for multicultural Cyclone Engineers

Academic Program for Excellence for Engineers (APEX-E) is an 8-week summer program to support multicultural first-year students’ transition to college life. APEX-E scholars conduct hands-on research in the lab, connect with peer mentors, learn about campus resources, and earn credits in core courses. Here’s what a few in the next generation of multicultural Cyclone Engineers had to say about their valuable APEX-E experience.