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Performance of Engineering and Engineering Technology Scholars in the Transfer Pipeline Program

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Two-Year to Four-Year Transfer Programs: Best Practices

Tagged Division

Two Year College Division

Page Count

10

DOI

10.18260/p.25885

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https://peer.asee.org/25885

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23

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Surendra K. Gupta Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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“Vinnie” Gupta is a professor of mechanical engineering, and a member of the graduate faculty of materials science and engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY. He is a recipient of the 2014 Robert G. Quinn Award from ASEE, and the 2000 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mechanics, computational techniques, and materials science.

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James E Moon Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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James Moon, Rochester Institute of Technology
James Moon is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering department. He was a recipient of the 2009 Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in semiconductor device physics, solid-state physics, and electronics.

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Mike Eastman Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Mike Eastman is Professor and Department Chair of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and MS in Computer Science from RIT. His interests include Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) in STEM education, learning transfer, and embedded systems design.

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Daniel P Johnson Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Daniel Johnson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Packaging Science in the School of Engineering Technology at RIT. He teaches courses in production and supply chain management, manufacturing operations, automation, robotics, and operations strategy.

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Todd Dunn Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Todd Dunn, P.E., is chair of the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental, Health, and Safety department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an associate professor.

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Abstract

This paper introduces the Transfer Pipeline (TiPi) Scholars’ program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that focuses on students who transfer at the 3rd year level from 2-year schools to our university. The objectives of the TiPi program are: (i) to address a national concern by helping to expand and diversify the engineering/technology workforce of the future, (ii) to develop linkages and articulations with 2-year schools and their S-STEM programs, (iii) to serve as a model for other selective universities to provide transfer students the access to the baccalaureate, (iv) to give scholars hands-on experience in the latest tools and technologies, and (v) to provide increased career opportunities and job placement rates through mandatory co-op experiences.

The TiPi program awarded 25 scholarships in each of the last three academic years for a total of 75 new transfer students in our engineering and engineering technology programs.

As of Fall 2015, the status of these 75 scholars is as follows: 17 have graduated, 33 are carrying full-time academic load, 21 are in paid co-op positions, and 4 have left the program. So, our retention rate has been approximately 95%.

This paper describes the characteristics of the 75 scholars, compares their academic performance relative to their peers, and their placement in paid cooperative employment positions.

Gupta, S. K., & Moon, J. E., & Eastman, M., & Johnson, D. P., & Dunn, T. (2016, June), Performance of Engineering and Engineering Technology Scholars in the Transfer Pipeline Program Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25885

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