Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
It is well documented that undergraduate research enhances the educational experience of STEM undergraduates, and attracts and retains students by providing a pathway into their fields. The purpose of this study to analyze the impact of being involved in undergraduate environmental engineering research, in this case provided by NASA SPACE Grant. The student is living minority status in three dimensions (3D) as being a female, a first-generation college student, and a Native American studying engineering.
It is fascinating to analyze how one’s environment and experiences influence their resiliency. Data will be collected on her readiness for academic research, understanding of the research process, readiness for more demanding research, skills in academic writing, self-efficacy, ability to analyze data, skill in interpretation of results, academic performance, skill in oral presentation, clarification of career path, becoming part of the learning community, and learning ethical conduct. The case study will explore her story. What experiences shaped her determination and brought her to this level, and what benefit did she gain from NASA Space grant? The goal is that sharing her story will encourage others to believe that they can do it, too.
Additionally, the student has chosen a faculty member who also lives diversity in 4D. Does this match offer different opportunities for student growth than would be available within a more conventional mentor-mentee pairing?
Ozis, F., & Razavi, S., & Sarikaya, N. (2018, June), A Case Study: Undergraduate Research and Resilience in 3D Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29658
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