June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Minorities in Engineering
International Research Experiences are increasingly seen as important components of the High Impact undergraduate activities that lead to graduation and continuation to graduate study. Partnerships have been established in Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Japan and China. This presentation will emphasize 1) the elements of the approach and integration into the "Program" program operations, 2) participant recruitment, 3) pre-departure activities, 4) the university sites research facilities/activities, 4) major student outcomes and 5) models for campus wide participation. From 2008 - 2018 over 230 "Program" Scholars have participated in International Research Experiences in 30 different countries. During the period, a total of seventy four (74) students participated from 2008 to 2018 in programs based in Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria, fifty two (52) in the Colombia based programs, thirty one (31) in Brazil based programs and fifty (50) in Morocco.
The multi-pronged approach of the "Program" consists of 1) collaborating with existing programs within the NSF and other federal agencies, 2) working collaboratively with a core of mentors/faculty who have international collaborations, 3) working closely with Departments, Institutes and Centers at CUNY who have international agreements, significant international research focus, and 4) working collaboratively with other Alliances, all of which have some developed program activities in international research. The partnerships were formed over a ten year span with the first cohort of students participating in Sweden at KTH in 2008, followed by Colombia in 2009, Austria in 2010, the Netherlands in 2011, Brazil in 2013, Morocco in 2015, China in 2017 and Japan in 2018. Students have conducted research in the areas of Material Science, Economics, Water Quality, Environmental Science, Public Health, Biodiversity, Neuroscience, Transportation, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Ethno-Botany.
Brathwaite, C., & Vernon, J. (2019, June), GlobalCUNY: The NYC Louis Stokes Alliance Model for International Research Experiences for Minority Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32876
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