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Enhancing the Interest, Participation, and Retention of Underrepresented Students in Engineering through a Summer Engineering Institute

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Attracting Young Minds: Part I

Tagged Division

Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

16

Page Numbers

22.624.1 - 22.624.16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--17905

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https://peer.asee.org/17905

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87

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Wenshen Pong San Francisco State University

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Wenshen Pong received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University in 1998. He teaches courses in Civil/Structural Engineering. He is Director of the School of Engineering at SFSU.

Dr. Pong is a registered Professional Engineer in California. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of California. He has published over forty technical papers in the areas of Structural Control and Earthquake Engineering.

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Amelito G. Enriquez Canada College Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1259-0680

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Amelito Enriquez is a Professor of engineering and mathematics at Canada College. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include technology-enhanced instruction and increasing the representation of female, minority, and other underrepresented groups in mathematics, science, and engineering.

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Hamid Shahnasser San Francisco State University

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Cheng Chen San Francisco State University

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Nilgun Melek Ozer San Francisco State University

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Dr. Nilgun Ozer is Mesa Engineering Program (MEP) Director at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Ozer serves as a faculty advisor for SHPE, NSBE and SWE student chapters.
She has received a number of awards including the 2007 Outstanding Leadership Award from Office of Student Programs and Leadership development of SF State University.
1998 Istanbul Technical University Outstanding Faculty Award,
1996 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Theresa McKay Award, 1995 UNESCO Outstanding Women Faculty Award,
1989-1990 Fulbright Program Scholar, University of Florida, Department of Material Science,
1985–1993 International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Associate membership,
She has developed and implemented programs to improve the participation, retention and success of students in STEM. These programs have resulted in an increase of over 130% in engineering enrollment at SF State University, with significantly higher rates of increase among students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups.

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S. (Ed) Cheng San Francisco State University

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Hao Jiang San Francisco State University

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Ph.D. (2000) from UC San Diego, Assistant Professor in San Francisco State University from 2007

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Hamid Mahmoodi San Francisco State University

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Hamid Mahmoodi received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998 and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2005. He is currently an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. His research interests include low-power, reliable, and high-performance circuit design for nano-scale technologies. He has many publications in journals and conferences and 5 U.S. patents. He was a recipient of the 2008 SRC Inventor Recognition Award, the 2006 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award, 2005 SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the Best Paper Award of the 2004 International Conference on Computer Design. He is a technical program committee member of International Symposium on Low Power Electronics Design and International Symposium on Quality Electronics Design.

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Abstract

Enhancing the Interest, Participation, and Retention of Underrepresented Students in Engineering through a Summer Engineering InstituteAbstract:The summer engineering institute (SEI) in San Francisco State University is a two-weekresidential engineering program designed to attract, recruit and retain high school seniorsand community college students to enter engineering programs. In 2008 Cañada College,a Hispanic-Serving community college in Redwood City, collaborated with SanFrancisco State University, a comprehensive urban university, to design and implementthe summer engineering institute which is funded by the US Department of Education’sMinority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant to increase thelikelihood of success among underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged studentsinterested in pursuing careers in STEM fields. Prior to its partnership with CañadaCollege, SFSU has many years of experience in offering an engineering residentialprogram funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). With thenewly funded grant from the DOE, the Summer Engineering Institute has been designedand taught by SFSU engineering faculty from Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Computerengineering programs. The redesigned summer program involves projects that werespecifically designed to motivate students’ interest in hands-on research. The programalso offers students the opportunity to gain insight into various engineering careeroptions, and academic programs through a combination of lectures, field trips, andworkshops. Preliminary results indicate SEI participants showed greater understandingof the engineering profession and increased interest in STEM fields. This paper aims toshow how a summer engineering program can be designed to enhance interest inengineering among minority students, and how faculty can be actively involved indesigning a program that that has the potential to strengthen the engineering educationpipeline

Pong, W., & Enriquez, A. G., & Shahnasser, H., & Chen, C., & Ozer, N. M., & Cheng, S. E., & Jiang, H., & Mahmoodi, H. (2011, June), Enhancing the Interest, Participation, and Retention of Underrepresented Students in Engineering through a Summer Engineering Institute Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17905

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