Honors Experience


 Honors Research


Honors Experience App

Unique Opportunity for Honors First-Year Engineering Students in Calculus II or Higher Math

Engineering students looking to gain experience above and beyond what is covered in the typical Introduction to Engineering I and II sequence may apply to participate in the FEP Honors Experience if they are in the Honors College and have AP credit for Calculus I.  The AP math requirement will be waived for students graduating from Arkansas School of Math, Science and the Arts or other schools that do not offer AP math. 

Student have two programs to choose from:

  • Honors Research Experience- these students attend weekly research seminars delivered by University of Arkansas faculty and learn to utilize library resources to conduct background research on engineering topics. Students also begin working in teams of two on undergraduate research projects defined and mentored by College of Engineering faculty.  Students continue with Research Experience II in the spring.  Students in this theme select from a list of pre-determine projects which focus on the science and technology side of engineering and use systematic processes to learn about knowledge gaps, concepts and designs within the fields of engineering.
  • Honors Innovation Experience- these students explore topics in innovation and entrepreneurship including lean start-ups, intellectual property, venture capital, product cost and marketing channels by industry professionals. Students work in interdisciplinary teams of engineering and business students and have University faculty mentors with experience in innovation to guide their innovative design projects.  Students continue with Innovation Experience II in the spring. Students in this theme generate their own innovative project idea which focus on the business and technology side of engineering and idea generation through customer discovery and prototyping.

Students who enroll in these courses also enrolled in the Honors Experience theme of Introduction to Engineering to experience the program resources focused on student success at the University level.  In this special section, students will complete self-paced, online work to master fundamental engineering skills and attend in-person drills which introduce the various engineering majors and develop professional skills.  

If you are interested in enrolling in Honors Research Experience (GNEG 131H1) or Honors Innovation Experience (GNEG 141H1), complete the application and we will add the class to your schedule before orientation.  If you are unsure if this is the right opportunity for you, you may also enroll in either course during New Student Orientation, space permitting, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

All questions regarding the Honors Experience and the application process should be directed to fep@uark.edu