Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
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NASA-SURE Program at North Carolina A&T State University for Engineering Recruitment and Training
Kenneth L. Roberts Department of Chemical Engineering North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC
Ajit Kelkar and Samuel P. Owusu-Ofori Department of Mechanical Engineering North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC
Eric A. Cheek and Joseph Monroe College of Engineering North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC
The NASA Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program was established in the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University from a NASA Partnership Award for the Integration of Research into the Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology into Undergraduate Engineering Education (PAIR) in 1998. The SURE program has trained under faculty/mentor guidance 23 pre-engineering students alumni which have included several African-American and Native-American students, out of approximately 110 applicants. Eight of the SURE alumni are currently enrolled in engineering programs at North Carolina A&T State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University. The NASA-SURE program is currently schedule to continue through 2003.
Reasons for the SURE Program There is an increasing demand for a highly-skilled technical workforce in the United States for the 21st Century. Because of the changing demographics of the United States, there is also a need for increased gender and racial diversity in the advanced science, mathematics, engineering and technology career paths for the next century. For many mathematics, engineering, science, and technology (MSET) academic programs engaged in NASA-supported research there are limited mechanisms for the integration of cutting- edged NASA research into the undergraduate MSET student training experiences.
Roberts, K., & Cheek, E. A., & Monroe, J., & Owusu-Ofori, S., & Kelkar, A. (2001, June), Nasa Sure Program At North Carolina A&T State University For Engineering Recruitment And Training Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9592
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