The Empower Program ("Empower") fosters the inclusion and success of underrepresented minorities and women in engineering and other fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) at MSU. Empower is a student resource that provides a variety of support to all underrepresented students in all STEM programs on campus.

Empower is housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, and includes MSU's Women in Engineering Program and American Indian Research Opportunities.

The Empower Student Center in Norm Asbjornson Hall 267 provides a welcoming study area, student conference room, kitchenette, and numerous resouces, including:

  • scholarships
  • activities to ease transition to life at MSU for freshmen and transfer minority students
  • free "drop-in" and individual tutoring for math, physics, chemistry and other subjects
  • peer-to-peer mentoring for freshmen and transfer students
  • guidance in arranging research internships and summer internships/jobs
  • advising and financial support for minority student organizations
  • professional and academic enrichment seminars and opportunities to network with STEM leaders
  • free printing/copying services
  • dedicated staff to assist students wtih academic and non-academic concerns