June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
In this paper, we summarize the poster presented at the NSF Grantees Poster Session that provides an overview of the S-STEM program. The S-STEM program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began in 2017 and was developed to provide financial, academic, professional, and social support to incoming engineering students who are low-income and high achieving. The duration of the grant is five years. This paper summarizes the activities in the first 18 months of the project and the activities projected for the remainder of the project.
The objectives of this project are to 1) enhance students’ learning by providing access to extra and co-curricular experiences, 2) create a positive student experience through mentorship, and 3) ensure successful student placement in the STEM workforce or graduate school. S-STEM Scholars in this program received financial, academic, professional, and social development via various evidence-based activities integrated throughout four years and starting with the summer prior to starting at the university. These activities include a summer bridge program, a freshman engineering success program, an introduction to engineering design course, a guaranteed paid internship program, a service-learning project, two professional development seminars, and an enhanced capstone experience. In addition, students are supported by peer, faculty, and industry mentors.
Darabi, H., & Nelson, P. C., & Nazempour, R., & Revelo, R. A., & Nitsche, L. C., & Abiade, J. (2019, June), Board 35: An Integrated Program for Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation of Academically Talented Low-income Engineering Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32330
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