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The DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science at Hofstra University offers a 10-week summer program where students are paired with faculty to engage in a research or design project. The student is paid a weekly stipend of $400 while being mentored one-to-one by a full-time faculty member. Approximately 29 students took part in this program during the summer of 2019, culminating in a presentation to their peers and faculty mentors, and members of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the school.
It is hypothesized that the process and completion of the research or design project through the program positively impacted the students’ confidence and self-efficacy. To determine if the hypothesis is true, the students were assessed through a simple survey, the results of which are presented. In addition, two of the 29 students were asked to reflect on three areas of learning. Their responses are presented as case studies.
Albers, L., & Currie, E. H., & Rooney, D. M., & Alma, R., & Shen, T. C. (2020, June), ASPiRe, a Ten-week Summer One-to-One Mentoring Program and Its Impact on Undergraduate Student Learning and Confidence Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34170
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