University Engineering Initiative Act

The University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA) supports the increase of engineering graduates in Kansas with legislative appropriations totaling $105M over 10 years.

Recognizing the competitive need for an increase in the number of engineering graduates in Kansas, beginning in 2012 the legislature has provided support to the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and Wichita State University to ensure engineering industry partners find the new talent, designs and techniques needed to fuel economic growth and business success in Kansas.

Through increased enrollments, better connections for students at critical stages with Kansas companies, and increased opportunities for scholarships and internships, the three universities will increase undergraduate engineering degrees to 1365 annually by 2021. Each university is measured bi-annually on progress benchmarked against specific metrics to ensure goals are met. 
December 2013 Annual Presentation & Scorecard findings PPT (pdf)