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Great Expectations: Engineering Kansas Scholars

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees' Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

25.683.1 - 25.683.6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--21440

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https://peer.asee.org/21440

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188

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Lawrence E. Whitman Wichita State University

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Lawrence E. Whitman is the Director of Engineering Education for the College of Engineering and an Associate Professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Wichita State University. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University. His Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Arlington is in industrial engineering. He also has 10 years experience in the aerospace industry. His research interests are in enterprise engineering, engineering education, and lean manufacturing.

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Karen V. Reynolds Wichita State University

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College of Engineering

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Abstract

This Scholarships for STEM students (S-STEM) project awards scholarships of$5,000 per year for 2 years to academically talented low-income, full-timestudents (in three separate cohorts) to obtain degrees in engineering at WichitaState University (WSU). The recruitment efforts specifically target low-incomestudents in these populations: women, minorities, and students from underservedurban schools. The objectives are: to increase the graduation success amonglow-income students; to increase the number of students in the targetpopulations who earn baccalaureate degrees in engineering; to developprograms to increase retention, and to provide students a transition to workthrough the WSU coop program or as an undergraduate research assistant. Theproject. !paper will present the plan, the method, and the current status and results of the

Whitman, L. E., & Reynolds, K. V. (2012, June), Great Expectations: Engineering Kansas Scholars Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21440

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