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Lessons Learned From the First-Year Enrichment Program for Engineering and Computer Science Students in the ASSURE-US Program

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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First-Year Programs Division Poster Session

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First-Year Programs

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Diversity

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12

DOI

10.18260/1-2--37442

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https://peer.asee.org/37442

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Doina Bein California State University, Fullerton Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5072-1979

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Dr. Bein has an extensive publication record: 13 book chapters, 19 journal articles, and 69 conference papers. Four of her conference papers have received the best paper awards. She was awarded (as PI or co-PI) several research and teaching grants from AFOSR and NSF. She is the general vice-chair of an annual conference, International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG), held in April in Las Vegas, NV. She is the faculty advisor of the ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W) local chapter, that organizes several outreach activities to inspire girl scouts in STEM education, and won several campus awards, Presidential Award from the Girl Scouts of America, and the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Jidong Huang California State University, Fullerton

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Dr. Jidong Huang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. His research had been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and multiple private companies. Currently, his research interests are focused on innovative approches for STEM learning; robotics; the design of high-precision, integrated navigation system with high integrity; and their indoor/outdoor applications. He is a member of Institute of Navigation (ION); and a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Yu Bai California State University, Fullerton

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Dr. Yu Bai is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the California State University, Fullerton. His research has been supported by Intel and other federal agencies, such as NSF and the army research office. His research interests include machine learning, social media analysis, neuromorphic computing, FPGA design, nano-scale computing system with novel silicon and post-silicon devices, and low power digital and mixed-signal CMOS circuit design.

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Sudarshan T. Kurwadkar California State University, Fullerton Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-2970-5138

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Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at California State University, Fullerton. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer. During his academic career, he has received numerous awards, scholarships, and fellowships. He won the Teaching Excellence Award, 2018 Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, Faculty Advisor of Distinction 2020, 2019 ASCE Outstanding Faculty Advisor in the State of California, and 2020 L. Donald Shield Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities. He was awarded numerous summer faculty fellowships with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Air Force Institute of Technology - Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He is currently on sabbatical working at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is a Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded $1.5 Million grant to enhance freshman and sophomore engineering students' learning experiences. His research is in the areas of fate and transport of organic and inorganic pollutants in the environment.

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Paulina Reina California State University, Fullerton

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Dr. Paulina Reina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her research interests include traffic flow modeling, statistical methods for transportation data analysis, and sustainable transportation planning. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journal publications and conference papers, and presented at numerous academic conferences. Dr. Reina has also served as an advisor of undergraduate research and applied projects such as those conducted by the student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and awardees of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship.

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Abstract

ASSURE-US program, started in 2018 through NSF funding, targets first- and second-year engineering and computer science students, especially those underrepresented ones, enrolled at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) to foster socio-cultural interaction, demonstration-based learning experiences, and curriculum-related research experiences of students. Our activities have affected nearly 400 out of the approximate 4700 students enrolled in engineering and computer science programs at CSUF as of Fall 2020, with many of them as first-year freshman students. In this paper, we present the preliminary findings of the two first-year enrichment programs in ASSURE-US: the student teacher interaction council (STIC) and student summer research, and lessons learned from two years’ implementation of the project in order to improve the project implementations for future years.

Bein, D., & Huang, J., & Bai, Y., & Kurwadkar, S. T., & Reina, P. (2021, July), Lessons Learned From the First-Year Enrichment Program for Engineering and Computer Science Students in the ASSURE-US Program Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--37442

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