PCDEP (Pre-college Diversity Engineering Program) was formed in 2007 to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in grades six through twelve prepared to pursue engineering degrees. Additionally, PCDEP provides an attractive alternative to the SECME program.
Initiated by UALR's College of Engineering and Information Technology, PCDEP is implemented at various schools within the Little Rock School District through the formation of engineering clubs. The engineering clubs are sponsored by former SECME sponsors who have monthly meetings to encourage and promote engineering. Each club conducts activities and exercises unique to the needs of the student members.
Students who competed in the PCDEP Engineering Olympics competition at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are recog
nized for their participation in various events and exercises with Olympic medallions and trophies.