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Impact of Awarding Scholarships to Current Students

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Industrial Engineering Division Technical Session 1

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Industrial Engineering

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Diversity

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10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--32924

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https://peer.asee.org/32924

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Weihang Zhu University of Houston

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Weihang Zhu is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, University of Houston, USA since 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University (2003), USA and his M.S. (2000) and B.S. (1997) in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. His research interests include Engineering Education, Computer haptics, CAD/CAM, high performance computing, meta-heuristics, multi-axis NC surface machining.

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Julia Yoo Lamar University

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Julia H. Yoo is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Professional Pedagogy and Teacher Leadership graduate program coordinator at Lamar University. Dr. Yoo received her doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her M.A. degree in Program Evaluation at the same institution. She is a former elementary school teacher and has given numerous presentations at national, international, and regional conferences.

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James C. Curry Lamar University

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Dr. James Curry is an Associate Professor in the Lamar Industrial Engineering department.

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Brian Craig P.E. Lamar University

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Dr. Brian Craig, PE, CPE is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Lamar University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He has published over 40 journal articles, textbook chapters, conference proceedings, and industrial technical papers as well as presented in numerous national research conferences. He has been involved in 26 (22 as PI) industry and governmental supported research projects totaling over $1.5M, mostly in the maritime industry. Dr. Craig is the Director for the Mariner Safety Research Initiative at Lamar, the Associate Director for the Center for Advances in Port Management, and a University Scholar.

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Hsing-wei Chu P.E. Lamar University

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Hsing-wei Chu is Piper and University Professor and Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department at Lamar University, Texas. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He published more than 50 papers in various research fields.

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Jiang Zhou Lamar University

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Dr. Jiang Zhou is currently a professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. She received her Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland, in 2003. Her research interests include mechanical applications in microelectronics, biomechanics, system dynamics, and system optimizations, etc.

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Abstract

Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas was awarded an NSF S-STEM grant “Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Scholars with Scholarships, Career Mentoring, Outreach and Advisement, Professional Societies and Engineering Learning Community (SCOPE) S-STEM Program” in 2015. Unlike most scholarship programs that target incoming students, this scholarship targets enrolled students who have demonstrated successful progress towards a Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering degree by having minimum grades of B in Calculus I, Calculus II and Physics I and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The SCOPE program requires scholarship recipients to be an active member of the academic community, participate in professional societies, and participate in career mentoring. Almost all SCOPE scholars are on track to complete their degree with strong academic performance. This paper presents the program achievement so far and documents the results and impact of awarding scholarships later in the academic program based on academic performance, retention, and survey data.

Zhu, W., & Yoo, J., & Curry, J. C., & Craig, B., & Chu, H., & Zhou, J. (2019, June), Impact of Awarding Scholarships to Current Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32924

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