June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Every university works extremely hard at recruiting exceptional students. At XXXX, the honors program has been doing that for over two decades. The program does not ensure a scholarship, but provides a curriculum that brings together the best students from programs across the university in honors courses. The program is supplemented with activities that strengthens the students connection to the community through diversity and mentorship leadership opportunities.
The current honors program data will be presented, analyzed, and best practices summarized. These best practices have been modified based on the individual program to execute the first year of a STEM fellows program that integrates mathematics, science, and engineering students into a cohort.
This program is being expanded to include fellows programs, small disciplinary cohorts, to assist in the recruitment and retention of exceptional students, especially females and minorities. The fellows program is new this year, but has so much potential for application of other schools that the authors wanted to present their lessons learned from the first year and provide in depth results in 2-3 years.
Welch, R. W., & Bower, K. C., & Rabb, R. J., & Martin, A. K., & Barsanti, R. J. (2017, June), Board # 30 : STEM Scholarships to Engage Exceptional Students Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27826
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