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A Study of Tolerance of Ambiguity of Undergraduate Students at an HBCU

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2021 CoNECD

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Virtual - 1pm to 5pm Eastern Time Each Day

Publication Date

January 24, 2021

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January 24, 2021

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January 28, 2021

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CoNECD Session : Day 2 Slot 7 Technical Session 3

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Diversity and CoNECD Paper Submissions

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9

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M. Javed Khan Tuskegee University

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Dr. M. Javed Khan is Professor and Head of Aerospace Science Engineering Department at Tuskegee University. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Institute of Technology, and B.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the PAF College of Aeronautical Engineering. He also has served as Professor and Head of Aerospace Engineering Department at the National University of Science and Technology,Pakistan. His research interests include experimental aerodynamics, aircraft design and engineering education.

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Chadia A. Aji Tuskegee University

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Chadia Affane Aji is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Tuskegee University. Dr. Aji received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mathematics from Auburn University and a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research interests lie in the areas of numerical analysis, computational applied mathematics, complex analysis, and on improving students' learning in STEM disciplines. Dr. Aji is involved in retention activities at Tuskegee University. She helps designing strategies to assist incoming freshmen cope with first year mathematics classes. She developed teaching modules to improve students' learning in mathematics using technology.

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Abstract

A Study of Tolerance of Ambiguity of Undergraduate Students at an HBCU

Real world problems are rarely well-defined and are usually with incomplete information, in other words epitomes of ambiguity. In contrast, undergraduate students are rarely exposed to the class of problems that they will encounter in their professions. The correlation between students’ tolerance of ambiguity as signified by their cognitive models of the world, and academic success has received limited attention. A cross sectional and longitudinal study at an HBCU is being conducted to establish baselines for the mental models of students and their tolerance to ambiguity. Analysis of cross-sectional data collected at an HBCU indicates little change in tolerance of ambiguity of undergraduate students with time spent in college. This research is supported by NSF Grant# .

Khan, M. J., & A. Aji, C. (2021, January), A Study of Tolerance of Ambiguity of Undergraduate Students at an HBCU Paper presented at 2021 CoNECD, Virtual - 1pm to 5pm Eastern Time Each Day . https://peer.asee.org/36064

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