June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Educational Research and Methods
Though the United States has educated enough students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, thousands of jobs in industry remain vacant each year. Attrition in engineering industry is a persistent problem, threatening national goals related to technological advancement and global competitiveness. As a result, educational institutions are asked to consider practices that ensure both academic success in college, as well as post-graduation outcomes in the workforce. Using survey data from a National Science Foundation funded study, titled Project to Production: Conditions and Processes for Educating the Engineer of 2020 (P2P), this study investigated the relationships between several high impact curricular and co-curricular educational practices, such as undergraduate research and co-curricular design projects, and post-graduation retention in engineering. Results suggest that participation engineering clubs and professional societies might facilitate post-graduation career commitment in engineering. Moreover, results suggest gaps in opportunities in engineering for women persist even after graduation.
Henderson, T. S. (2017, June), Exploring the Post-graduation Benefits of High-Impact Practices in Engineering: Implications for Retention and Advancement in Industry Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28340
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