About LEAD

About LEAD

The LEAD Program aims to enhance the experience of undergraduate multicultural, international, and women students in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University through programs and services geared toward ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL, and SOCIAL development and success.

LEAD programs and services strive to increase the number of successful multicultural, international, and women engineering graduates by helping students get connected, become leaders, earn higher grades, graduate sooner, and become better prepared for a career as an engineer.

LEAD serves College of Engineering students who self-identify as part of the following communities:

  • African American or Black
  • Asian American
  • International
  • Latinx
  • Multiracial
  • Native American or Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Women

LEAD offers the following programs and services to support students:

  • Academic and Personal Advising and Support
  • Acclimation Support for Freshmen
  • Educational Programs
  • Industrial Networking Opportunities
  • Industry Tours
  • Living and Learning Community
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Social Networking and Support
  • Study Tables
  • Tutoring Referrals






APEX for Engineers

New 8-Week Academic and Transition Program

LEAD Learning Community Activities

Study Tables
3300 Marston Hall
5-9pm Sunday through Thursday
*facilitated by peer mentors and student organizations

LEAD Learning Community Seminar
Fridays, Fall 2022

Fridays, Spring 2023

Upcoming Events