Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
NSF Grantees Poster Session
The engineering department at <This University> completed a 6-year S-STEM grant project in 2017. In this poster the successes and shortcomings of this project are presented and evaluated. Issues addressed include appropriate levels of funding for incoming freshmen and recommendations of funding levels for upperclassmen along with incentive bonuses for significant academic achievement. Cohort size is discussed along with the complications of drawing significant conclusions from small cohorts. A job shadowing experience is discussed along with lessons learned about the selection of appropriate personnel for shadowing partners. Issues of student compliance with scholarship terms including continued enrollment in a STEM major, maintaining a minimum GPA, and meeting academic progress standards are discussed along with lessons learned from working with the university financial aid office to ensure proper implementation and distribution of the scholarship funds and removal of funds from student accounts for students no longer satisfying scholarship terms. Social activities and professional development opportunities are discussed with recommendations for improvement of these activities for future projects. The poster also introduces ways that the opportunities the grant funds may provide for students in addition to scholarship funding may be better communicated to the students such as opportunities to attend professional conferences.
Castles, R. T., & Brown, E. C. (2018, June), Board 19: Lessons Learned from an S-STEM Grant Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29977
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