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An Index to Aid in the Development of High School Recruitment of Future Engineering and Science Majors

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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The Transition from Secondary to College Mathematics

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25.165.1 - 25.165.8

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Galen E. Turner III Louisiana Tech University


Kelly B. Crittenden Louisiana Tech University Orcid 16x16

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Kelly Crittenden is the Harrelson family endowed Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech in 2001. His primary research areas include multidisciplinary engineering education, curriculum development, and product development.

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James D. Nelson Louisiana Tech University

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Heath Tims Louisiana Tech University

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An index to aid in the development of High School recruitment of future Engineering and Science majorsWe propose an index to aid institutions of higher education to bettertarget professional development programs for high school teachers andrecruitment of students. In particular, we propose the index, hs, of aninstitution of higher education, defined as the number of high schoolswho have graduates enrolling in the institution >= hs as a usefulindicator for the selection of high schools with whom an institutionshould work in the areas of professional development and recruitment ofstudents. Using this hs-index for ___________ university, we have beenable to show how professional development programs with regional highschools have positively impacted student enrollment in our engineeringand science degree programs.

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