Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
Scholarships in Engineering, Science, Mathematics and Computer Science (SESMC, “seismic”) is an NSF S-STEM project at Allan Hancock College (AHC), a community college in Santa Maria, California. SESMC was funded at $600,000 for five-years. The first set of scholarships was awarded during academic year 2013–14, and the final set was awarded during 2017–18.
Project activities were based on four foundations blocks: Financial, Academic Skills, Involvement, and Commitment/Motivation (Figure 1). Each scholar was awarded up to $6,000 per year. Scholars were required to attend group study sessions, workshops, guest speaker talks, etc., as well as meet twice per semester with a faculty mentor in their discipline (or in a related discipline). Scholars were provided field trip opportunities, were encouraged to apply for internships, and were provided with a membership in a professional organization (e.g., ASME, IEEE).
This poster will present three elements and activities of the SESMC program, and an initial analysis of student response to each. These elements include:
1. Reduction in working hours. 2. Winter Reading Activity 3. Meetings with Faculty Mentors
A summary of the scholar status at the end of the project period is also presented.
Dal Bello, D. J. (2018, June), Board 32: Some Highlights of SESMC: Scholarships in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science – National Science Foundation S-STEM Project Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30007
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