New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
NSF Grantees Poster Session
The California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education (CREATE) was formed in May of 1996 as a joint consortium effort of community colleges, California State Universities and over 55 high tech engineering technology employers to develop a regional approach to the preparation and training of engineering technicians. Since its formation, CREATE has emerged as a major education-industry partnership and was selected as one of only 40 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Centers of Excellence funded nationally. The goal of this ATE Regional Center, expanded to nine community colleges and high schools, is to address the demonstrated high demand for renewable energy technicians in southern and central California as a multi-County consortium. Additional funding from NSF has allowed the Center to include national competitions for renewable energy faculty development learning exchanges in Australia (2013), Germany and Denmark (2014), and the Caribbean (2015).
This ASEE poster session will highlight the recently funded longitudinal research study to measure student achievements. The goal of this targeted research project is to investigate, analyze, and disseminate the student success of up to 27,000 students who have completed at least one NSF CREATE-funded course and to better assess the impact of over 12 years of NSF ATE Center funding. A secondary goal is to serve as a model for longitudinal data mining and analysis for the hundreds of other ATE projects and Centers. Measures of achievement to be used will include progress to degree and retention, certificate and degree attainment, and wage increases and wage levels by technical discipline.
Alfano, K. (2016, June), NSF ATE CREATE Renewable Energy Center Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25805
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