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Analysis of Panel Summaries of Proposals Submitted to the S-STEM Program

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Research in Faculty Development

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Faculty Development Division

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Diversity

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14

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10.18260/1-2--34145

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Samara R. Boyle Rice University

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Samara is an undergraduate studying neuroscience at Rice University in Houston, TX. She works as a research assistant for Dr. Yvette E. Pearson in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. Her primary research focus is the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering education.

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Yvette E. Pearson P.E. Rice University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8781-7085

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Dr. Yvette E. Pearson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Chemistry from Southern University and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of New Orleans. She is Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Strategic Initiatives in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana, a former Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Margaret E. Beier Rice University

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Margaret Beier is a Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston, TX. She received her B.A. from Colby College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Margaret’s research examines the predictors of performance in educational and occupational settings. In particular, she is interested in the effects of examining gender, age, ability, personality, motivation, and self-regulation on a range of outcomes. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists.

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Jacqueline Gilberto Rice University

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Stephen P. Mattingly University of Texas at Arlington Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-6515-6813

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STEPHEN MATTINGLY is a Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, he worked at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine and University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His most recent research projects address a variety of interdisciplinary topics including developing an app for crowd-sourcing bicycle and pedestrian conflict data, transportation public health performance measures, policy and infrastructure improvements resulting from bicycle and pedestrian fatality crashes, linking physical activity levels to travel modes, transportation mobility for the transportation disadvantaged, and the development of planning and transit performance measures for access to opportunities, integrating sustainability into the engineering curriculum and creating an engineering sustainability minor.

He has published several articles in the Transportation Research Record, other journals and conferences on these and other related topics. He is currently serving on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Aircraft/Airport Compatibility and is a past member of the TRB Committees on Traffic Flow and Characteristics and Transportation Network Modeling. Stephen is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Ann Saterbak Duke University

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Ann Saterbak is Professor of the Practice in the Biomedical Department and Director of First-Year Engineering at Duke University. Saterbak is the lead author of the textbook, Bioengineering Fundamentals. Saterbak’s outstanding teaching was recognized through university-wide and departmental teaching awards. In 2013, Saterbak received the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award. For her contribution to education within biomedical engineering, she was elected Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Society of Engineering Education.

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Anila K. Shethia Rice University

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Anila K. Shethia holds a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems and an M.B.A. from University of Houston. She is currently the Education Research Manager in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.

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Abstract

This research paper describes a preliminary analysis of panel summaries of proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. S-STEM provides awards to institutions to fund scholarships and to implement evidence-based strategies to recruit, retain, and graduate students from low-income backgrounds who have the academic potential to succeed in eligible STEM disciplines. The ultimate goal of the program is to build the US STEM workforce. In 2017, Rice University received funding from NSF to support teams of principal investigators and their co- investigators, who were experts in educational or related research areas, to attend a two-day workshop that was developed to help them prepare more competitive proposals to the S-STEM program. The emphasis was on investigators from predominantly undergraduate institutions, primarily those located in Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) jurisdictions and/or designated as Minority-Serving Institutions. One of the workshop’s aims was to investigate factors that impact the success (or lack thereof) of proposals to the S-STEM program. We began with examining the feedback participants received from review panels on their proposal submissions. In this case study, we compare panel summaries for five S-STEM proposals submitted from five different institutions, exploring the similarities and differences in the overall reviews, as well as the strengths and weaknesses cited for both awarded and declined proposals that were awarded and declined in the context of their alignment with NSF’s merit review criteria. This is submitted for consideration as a traditional paper presentation.

Boyle, S. R., & Pearson, Y. E., & Beier, M. E., & Gilberto, J., & Mattingly, S. P., & Saterbak, A., & Shethia, A. K. (2020, June), Analysis of Panel Summaries of Proposals Submitted to the S-STEM Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34145

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