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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
This paper provides detailed information for a poster that will be presented in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grantees Poster Session during the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. The poster describes the progress and the state of an NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) project. The objectives of this project are to 1) enhance student learning by providing access to extra- and co-curricular experiences, 2) create a positive student experience through mentorship, and 3) ensure successful student placement in the STEM workforce or graduate school. S-STEM Scholars supported by this program receive financial, academic, professional, and social development via various evidence-based activities integrated throughout their four-year undergraduate degrees beginning during the summer prior to starting at the University. The paper describes the characteristics (demographics, high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores, etc.) of the Scholars supported by the S-STEM grant. The paper also provides information about the completed tasks of the project to date. The completed tasks include a system for recruiting academically talented and economically disadvantaged students, a Summer Bridge Program (SBP), a first semester introductory engineering course, and a system to recruit and maintain faculty mentors. The ongoing tasks include the execution of a service learning project course and a system for recruiting industry mentors. This paper reports detailed assessment and evaluation data about different project tasks and the academic success metrics of the Scholars. It also lists a set of recommendations based on the lessons learned in this S-STEM project.
Darabi, H., & Nazempour, R., & Reckinger, S. M., & Nelson, P. C., & Revelo, R. A., & Abiade, J., & Ozevin, D., & Felder, A. E., & Bilgin, B., & Siow, Y. (2020, June), An Integrated Program for Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation of Academically Talented Low-Income Engineering Students Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34133
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