The Rodman Scholars Program is the honors program for the School of Engineering, awarded to roughly 5% of each entering class. Students are selected for their potential to become the engineering leaders of tomorrow, evidenced by their superior academic performance and engagement in improving the world around them. Rodmans are placed into a special first-year curriculum that allows them to expand and develop their talents by building on and learning from each other. In addition to the first-year curriculum, the Rodman Scholars Program encourages Rodmans to explore their interests through 1-credit seminars chosen by the scholars themselves. Throughout their four years, Rodmans are given access to special research and design opportunities to continue developing their engineering and leadership skills.
Professor Dana Elzey oversees the Rodman Scholars Program while the Rodman Council organizes a variety of events for the Rodmans and manages much of the day-to-day operations of the program, in conjunction with Professor Elzey. All Rodmans can be a part of Rodman Council and are encouraged to attend meetings that take place every other week throughout the semester.