Engineering Student Engagement for Academic Success Program 

Student Engagement for Academic Success Program 


Student Enrollment 

College of Engineering First Generation Undergraduates 

Fall 2019: 3,294 
Fall 2020: 3,402 
Fall 2021: 3,372 
Fall 2022: 3,525 
Fall 2023: 3,617  

Ways To Engage with SEAS 
  1. Collaborate on research grant proposals 
  1. Recruit students from our over 3,600 first-generation undergraduate engineering students 
  1. Facilitate and/or conduct a STEM Saturday workshop 
  1. Present a short overview of your research during a CLEN 181 first-year seminar class 
  1. Present an overview of your research and/or provide lab tours during Engineering Summer Bridge Program 
  1. Serve as a mentor for the First-Generation Engineering (FGEn) Students Mentoring Program 


Dr. Samuel Merriweather 
Senior Director, Student Engagement for Academic Success (SEAS) Program 

Texas A&M University | Engineering

Established in 2023, the Student Engagement for Academic Success (SEAS) Program within the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA) focuses on retention, success and professional development for first-generation college students. SEAS promotes the success of over 3,600 current engineering undergraduate students by offering supportive learning and mentoring communities; designing high-impact educational experiences; and providing unique, relevant professional development opportunities. Faculty can engage with SEAS in several ways: recruiting first-generation students for research opportunities, serving as a mentor in the First-Generation Engineering (FGEn) Student Mentoring Program, presenting research overviews and developing outreach activities.

Contact: Dr. Samuel (Sam) Merriweather,;