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A.R.I.S.E. Center: Developing Industry Partnerships

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1999 Annual Conference

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Publication Date

June 20, 1999

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June 20, 1999

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June 23, 1999

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2153-5965

Page Count

6

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4.49.1 - 4.49.6

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https://peer.asee.org/7540

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Seth Berkowitz

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Martha A. Centeno

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Marcia Groh-Hammond

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Marc L. Resnck

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Julie A. Jacko

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John Schmidt

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Janet Parker

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Amanda M. Mitskevich

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Abstract
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Session: 2263

A.R.I.S.E. CENTER: DEVELOPING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS1

MARTHA A. CENTENO, JULIE A. JACKO, MARC L. RESNICK /

MARCIA GROH-HAMMOND, SETH BERKOWITZ, AMANDA M. MITSKEVICH, JANET PARKER, JOHN SCHMIDT

Florida International University / NASA – K.S.C.

Miami, Florida 33199 / Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899

Abstract

We have developed a partnership between NASA and Florida International University (F.I.U.) to establish the Applied Research in Industrial and Systems Engineering (A.R.I.S.E.) Center. The intent of this partnership is to attract and retain women, Hispanics, African Americans, and other minorities individuals to engineering. Students participating in the program are exposed and trained on NASA’s mission, given seminars on the realities of the workplace, diversity, and gender issues. Students attend to their regular curriculum during the academic year, while working on projects for NASA. This model is being tested at various levels to transfer it to industry at large. Our preliminary results indicate that such partnership provides a win-win-win situation for the student, industry, and faculty. This article discusses the partnership model and its implementation.

1. The partnership model

The partnership seeks to establish a combined research and educational program to attract and retain women, Hispanics, African Americans, and other individuals from minorities groups to engineering. Students participating in the program

æ are exposed and trained in NASA’s mission,

æ are given seminars on a variety of issues, including seminars on the realities of the workplace, diversity, and gender issues,

1 Funded under NASA Grant NAG010-0212

Berkowitz, S., & Centeno, M. A., & Groh-Hammond, M., & Resnck, M. L., & Jacko, J. A., & Schmidt, J., & Parker, J., & Mitskevich, A. M. (1999, June), A.R.I.S.E. Center: Developing Industry Partnerships Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. https://peer.asee.org/7540

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