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Efforts to Improve Mathematical Preparation for a Pre-Engineering Program at Tribal Colleges in North Dakota

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2020 First-Year Engineering Experience

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East Lansing, Michigan

Publication Date

July 26, 2020

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July 26, 2020

End Date

July 28, 2020

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Diversity

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7

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https://peer.asee.org/35756

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14

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Danny Luecke

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Austin James Allard Turtle Mountain Community College

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Austin Allard is an Engineering Instructor at Turtle Mountain Community College. He earned a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. His work deals with using manufactured drones to map ecological areas. He is dedicated to using engineering solutions to investigate environmental issues close to home.

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Michael Maloy Parker Cankdeska Cikana Community College

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Mike Parker received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. He served in the US Army as a reliability engineer and vehicle test officer. He has been an agricultural producer in his home state of ND as well as being involved in local manufacturing and oil well hydraulic fracturing. He is currently an instructor at Cankdeska Cikana Community College in the Pre-engineering program.

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Ann Vallie

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Teri Ann Allery

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Robert V. Pieri North Dakota State University

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Dr. Robert Pieri is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in
Fargo, ND. He has many conference publications on engineering education and design. His primary
interest areas include: Engineering Education, CADD, Design, Fracture Mechanics, Materials Science and
Alternative Energy Options. Prior to joining NDSU, he worked for Allied-Signal Corporation and in the
aircraft supply industry. Prior to his industrial experience he taught for 10 years at the US Air Force
Academy. Prior to his time at USAFA, Bob was a Research & Development Engineer with the US Air
Force, studying problems of pollution in the earth’s atmosphere. One of his dissertations involves the
environment and policy decisions that could affect it. Dr. Pieri has degrees from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, Thayer School at Dartmouth College and Carnegie – Mellon University in
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. For the academic year 2003- 2004, Bob was on the faculty at Turtle Mountain
Community College in Belcourt,N.D. where he taught Math and Engineering classes. This is the basis for
his current interest in Native Americans into Engineering. Bob, originally from the northeast area of the
USA, has been a resident of Fargo, ND since 1996.

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Abstract

Developmental math preparation is integral in a pre-engineering pathway. This paper analyzes the efforts to improve remedial math passing rates at two tribal colleges in North Dakota participating in a pre-engineering collaborative. Previous work in progress addressed portions of these approaches, but here a more complete set of quantitative data is presented along with further analysis using the theoretical framework of Tribal Critical Race Theory.

Luecke, D., & Allard, A. J., & Parker, M. M., & Vallie, A., & Allery, T. A., & Pieri, R. V. (2020, July), Efforts to Improve Mathematical Preparation for a Pre-Engineering Program at Tribal Colleges in North Dakota Paper presented at 2020 First-Year Engineering Experience, East Lansing, Michigan. https://peer.asee.org/35756

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