• The CoRe Experience is committed to 'building the whole engineer'.
  • CoRe students are awarded for their projects on Design Day.

About CoRe

CoRe's mission is to help first-year engineering students succeed. Your success, as well as your health and safety are the upmost importance to us! With all undergraduate classes being moved online for Fall 2020, we want you to know that we are working to make sure our resources are available to you, wherever you are learning from! *PLEASE VISIT OUR ACADEMIC SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VIRTUAL TUTORING AND ACADEMIC ADVISING*

As the Fall 2020 term begins, all of us in the First-Year Engineering CoRe Experience are working hard to create a meaningful and engaged first-year experience for all of our Spartan Engineers, regardless of where you are learning from. All classes have transitioned from in-person or hybrid classes to completely remote format. Our highest priority is the safety of all of our students, but we are anxious to return to normal operations!

Welcome to the CoRe Experience

CoRe seeks to demonstrate to students the importance of engineering and the positive impact that engineers make on society and the world around them. Along with community and corporate partners, we bring real-world expertise and challenges into the classroom and residential environment, reinforcing the relevance of studies in engineering to solving global challenges.

Our Mission:

  • To provide early engineering students with unmatched learning opportunities within a supportive community that encourages academic, professional and personal achievement
  • To foster life-enriching connections between students and their peers, faculty members, advisors, and corporate representatives
  • To cultivate students' skills that encourage lifelong learning
  • To demonstrate to the students the critical roles of engineers in contributing to society

Read more about our program in our CoRe Annual Report 2019-2020

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Academic Program

CoRe’s primary goal is that our students are engaged and succeed in the classroom. Fall 2020 has brought a new learning experience for everyone. With the current suspension of face-to-face classroom instruction at Michigan State University, as well as all other in person support services, we are working to ensure your resources are available remotely.
Two CoRe students studying together in the South Neighborhood.

CoRe students studying together in the South Neighborhood.

CoRe Courses

CoRe’s academic program is based on the principle that engagement in meaningful engineering experiences early in students’ undergraduate careers supports their success and persistence to graduation. Through our courses, EGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design and EGR 102: Introduction to Engineering Modeling, we strive to engage students across the disciplines in team-based projects that pique their interest and give them a window into what professional engineering really is.

EGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to Engineering Design engages students in multiple hands-on, team-based design experiences leading to tangible deliverables. Students in EGR 100 begin interdisciplinary, team-based work from their first day of class. During Fall 2020, it has become necessary to develop team-based design experiences in a virtual format. Dr. Morgan has worked to create projects that promote a fun virtual experience, while satisfying the intented objectives of the course.

EGR 102: Introduction to Engineering Modeling

Introduction to Engineering Modeling provides an introduction to engineering problem solving and numerical modeling. The course focuses on advanced applications of Excel and structured programming in MATLAB. Instructor, Jason Smith has made an exerted effort to create a fun and effective virtual learning exprience for his students this year. 

CoRe Tutoring

CoRe Tutoring- HAS MOVED ONLINE beginning September 14th. 

  • Free tutoring in core courses calculus, physics and chemistry
  • One-on-one and group sessions are currently being held through Zoom
  • Group review sessions offered for mid-terms and finals. Updated schedule information will be provided closer to those dates. 
  • Offered Sunday through Thursday, from 6 to 10 pm
  • Drop in service- No appointment required

All tutoring sessions can be accessed through the Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/96122768968  Use Password: gogreen

fall 2020 tutoring info

CoRe tutors are undergraduate engineering students with excellent academic records. First-Year students find CoRe tutoring to be helpful and beneficial to their academic success.

CoRe Advising

Effective immediately, all academic advising for the College of Engineering will be available via virtual advising, by Zoom video or phone. Please set up an appointment to meet with your advisor through the Student Success Dashboard, msu.campus.eab.com. If you need assistance please email your advisor with any questions. For further academic advising information, please visit: Academic Advising for Undergraduate Engineering First Year Students

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Professional Development

CoRe wants students to know where they’re going next…
The student is riding a motorized bicycle during the Bosch rededication, 2016.

The student is riding a motorized bicycle during the Bosch rededication, 2016.

Corporate Partners

The CoRe Experience benefits from a strong connection to industry, giving students insight on engineering in the "real world". Building connections with our corporate partners helps CoRe students visualize the impact they can make in their careers. Our partners also support "theme floors" that teach students about 21st-century engineering practice, while providing collaborative spaces where students can work and play together.

Theme Partners

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Career Opportunities

The CoRe Experience benefits from a strong partnership with the Center for Spartan Engineering. Through this partnership, CoRe students are prepared to network with engineering recruiters interested in hiring interns and co-ops. Students are taught how to build professional resumes, prepare for career workshops and job fairs, and how to get the most out of experiential education opportunities.

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Personal Connections

We want you happy while you’re here.

CoRe students hanging out in the South Neighborhood.


CoRe works to create a sense of community for engineering students who live and learn together in South Neighborhood. It is important that students understand that these are not just classmates but also their friends. We want students to grow by experiencing the interesting, diverse, vibrant community of first-year engineers. The living-learning environment also facilitates social connections that broaden students’ Spartan experience.

Peer Leaders

CoRe Peer Leaders are upperclass engineering students live with CoRe students and serve as role models for success as engineering students. Through relationship building and group activities, Peer Leaders create a strong, connected support network that fosters academic, professional, and personal success for CoRe students.

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Our People

Questions? Please call 517-355-6616x2 or email core@egr.msu.edu.

Timothy Hinds
Carmellia Davis-King
Co-Curricular Director
Aimee Reynolds
Support Staff
Debjani Sarkar
teaching specialist
Jenahvive K. Morgan
academic director
Jason Smith
teaching specialist
David Wolff
Project Labs Coordinator


Theme Partners

Project Partners