Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) received a US National Science Foundation grant to provide scholarships for academically talented but economically disadvantaged students in information systems, computer science, and computer engineering under SCSU-STEM project. Thirty-six scholarships of up to $18,200 were awarded during 2011-2016. Twenty-six scholars completed summer internships. The retention rate of scholars was 100%. This project helped to increase undergraduate enrollment, improve retention and graduation, expand active participation in conferences, workshops and summer internships by scholars, and built new structures and strengthen relationships with other 2-year and 4-year colleges, industry and national labs. Marketing materials emphasized the promise of computing in the real world, strong job growth expected for next ten years, and a comparison of lifetime earnings of workers with STEM and other majors.
Herath, S., & Goonatilake, R., & Herath, S. (2018, June), Board 57: Computing and Engineering Scholarship Program at SCSU Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30061
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