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Launching the Urban STEM Collaboratory

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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NSF Grantees: S-STEM 2

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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9

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34894

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Katherine Goodman University of Colorado Denver Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5235-3372

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Katherine Goodman is assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver, and the associate director of Inworks, an interdisciplinary innovation lab. Her research focuses on transformative experiences in engineering education. She is currently division chair of the Technological and Engineering Literacy - Philosophy of Engineering Division (TELPhE).

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Stephanie S. Ivey University of Memphis

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Dr. Stephanie Ivey is the Associate Dean for Research with the Herff College of Engineering and a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis. She directs the U of M’s Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center and the West TN STEM Hub. Her technical research includes focus on journey to school in urban areas, transportation planning (particularly related to freight impacts), livability assessment in urban communities, and strategies to engage citizens in the transportation planning process. She has a strong record of STEM workforce and education research, with special emphasis on transportation workforce development, partnerships between industry and academia, and increasing representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Ivey is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Diversity and Inclusion Committee- STEM Sub Committee, the American Society of Civil Engineers National Engineers Week/Discover-E Task Committee and the TRB Standing committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Transportation Industry Council and the Board of Directors for the Greater Memphis IT Council.

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Craig O. Stewart University of Memphis Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6843-795X

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Shani O'Brien University of Colorado Denver

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Maryam Darbeheshti University of Colorado Denver Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-7988-0906

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Denver, Denver CO

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William Schupbach University of Colorado Denver

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Karen D. Alfrey Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Karen Alfrey is a Clinical Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Programs in the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. She has been a member of ASEE since 2003.

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Abstract

The Urban STEM Collaboratory is a tri-institution collaboration of (school 1), (school 2), and (school 3). Each of the three partner universities is embedded in a large city, and serve similar student populations, i.e. students who tend to be first generation, minorities, older, and/or commuting to campus. These universities encounter similar challenges in first-year retention and graduation rates, especially in the STEM disciplines. As they strive to improve the first year engineering and/or mathematics student experience at their campuses, they have engaged in different approaches; including Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL), formation of an Engineering Learning Community (ELC), and engaging students in outreach as STEM Ambassadors. Incorporating these individual strengths with new activities that will be shared across institutions, the team is currently embarking on a multi-year research project to uncover how students develop STEM identity in an urban context, identify interventions that support this development, and determine the impact that STEM identity has on student success. Through the support of an NSF S-STEM grant, the three universities are also providing scholarships to students engaged in the project. Here, we share the initial efforts of our tri-campus interaction and collaboration, our overarching goals, our systems of recruiting students, and our initial collection of preliminary data and findings for Year 1.

Goodman, K., & Ivey, S. S., & Stewart, C. O., & O'Brien, S., & Darbeheshti, M., & Schupbach, W., & Alfrey, K. D. (2020, June), Launching the Urban STEM Collaboratory Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34894

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