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Enrichment Activities in Support of a Student Integrated Intern Research Experience

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Cooperative & Experiential Education Division Technical Session 1

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Cooperative & Experiential Education

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

24.532.1 - 24.532.10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20423

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https://peer.asee.org/20423

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39

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Manuel D. Rossetti University of Arkansas

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MANUEL D. ROSSETTI is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of simulation modeling, logistics optimization, and inventory analysis applied to manufacturing, distribution, and health-care systems. He serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation and is active in IIE, INFORMS, and ASEE.

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Kim LaScola Needy University of Arkansas

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Kim LaScola Needy is Department Head and 21st Century Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Prior to her academic appointment, she gained industrial experience while working at PPG Industries and Boeing. Her first faculty appointment was at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Needy’s research interests include engineering management, engineering economic analysis and sustainable engineering. She is President of IIE as well as a member of ASEE, ASEM, APICS and SWE. She is a licensed P.E. in Kansas.

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Edgar C. Clausen University of Arkansas

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Dr. Clausen currently serves as Professor, Associate Department Head and the Ray C. Adam Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include bioprocess engineering, the production of energy and chemicals from biomass and waste, and enhancement of the K-12 educational experience. Professor Clausen is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas.

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Carol Schubert Gattis University of Arkansas

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Carol Schubert Gattis is the Associate Dean of the Honors College and an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and her Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Gattis’ research areas include university student recruitment, retention and diversity, as well as professional development of middle school math and science teachers.

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Micah Hale University of Arkansas

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Dr. Hale is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include concrete materials and structural concrete.

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Enrichment  Activities  in  Support  of  a  Student  Integrated  Intern  Research   Experience     Manuel  D.  Rossetti   Ed  Clausen   Carol  Schubert  Gattis   Micah  Hale   Kim  LaScola  Needy     University  of  Arkansas       Abstract    A  national  need  exists  for  increasing  the  number  of  United  States  citizens  who  complete  engineering  degrees.    The  Student  Integrated  Intern  Research  Experience  (SIIRE)  program  at  the  University  of  Arkansas,  now  in  its  second  year,  provides  financial  support  to  students  from  all  engineering  departments  within  the  College  of  Engineering.    Through  scholarships  and  integrated  industry  supported  work  experiences  with  on-­‐campus  research  activities,  SIIRE  provides  a  pathway  to  a  graduate  engineering  degree.    This  paper  describes  a  set  of  activities  designed  to  mentor  and  enrich  the  professional  development  of  the  SIIRE  students.    These  activities  include  summer  work  experience,  research  experience,  professional  development  activities,  faculty  mentoring  and  peer  mentoring.    The  professional  development  activities  are  designed  to  target  specific  points  in  the  students’  plan  of  study.    They  include  various  topics  such  as  preparation  of  a  personal  development  plan  (sophomore  level),  resume  writing  and  job  search  skills  (sophomore  and  senior  level),  developing  research  skills  (junior  level),  seven  habits  of  highly  effective  people  (senior  level),  writing  and  presenting  an  engineering-­‐based  business  case  (junior  level),  and  presenting  and  communication  research  (M.S.  level).    In  addition,  progress  made  in  the  first  year  of  the  SIIRE  program  will  be  discussed  including  the  process  used  for  the  selection  of  the  inaugural  cohort  of  students.    The  SIIRE  program  developed  at  the  University  of  Arkansas  can  be  readily  adapted  and  implemented  at  other  programs  across  the  nation.      Submit  to:    ASEE  Co-­‐Operative  Education  and  Experiential  Division    

Rossetti, M. D., & Needy, K. L., & Clausen, E. C., & Gattis, C. S., & Hale, M. (2014, June), Enrichment Activities in Support of a Student Integrated Intern Research Experience Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20423

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