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Persistence, Cooperative Employment, and Graduation Statistics of Transfer Scholars in Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Two-year Institutions Help Fill the STEM Pipeline

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Two Year College Division

Page Count

8

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25.1035.1 - 25.1035.8

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https://peer.asee.org/21792

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17

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Surendra K. Gupta Rochester Institute of Technology

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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 (Rochester, N.Y.). He is a recipient of the 2000 Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mechanics, computational techniques, and materials science.

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Daniel P. Johnson Rochester Institute of Technology

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Daniel Johnson is a professor and Department Chair of the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department at RIT. He teaches courses in manufacturing operations, automation, robotics, and operations strategy.

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John Morelli P.E. Rochester Institute of Technology

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John Morelli is a professor of environmental management and technology and Chair of RIT’s Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management, and Technology. He is also Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Sustainability and serves as the Director of RIT’s Environmental Management Leadership Initiative. He has directed or co-directed six international symposia in the U.S. and Europe in the areas of environment and sustainability.

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Mike Eastman Rochester Institute of Technology

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Mike Eastman is Department Chair and professor of electrical, computer, and telecommunications engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. His research interests include embedded systems design and development focusing on hardware algorithm implementation and sensing and control. Most recently, Eastman has been involved with curriculum redesign and academic calendar conversion at RIT. Prior to embarking on a career in academia, Eastman spent six years at Intel Corporation, where he was a Senior Systems Engineer. His work at Intel focused on custom embedded systems hardware design. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering technology and a M.S. in computer science from RIT.

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Vincent Joseph Amuso Sr. Rochester Institute of Technology

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Vincent Joseph Amuso, Sr., has been with the Rochester Institute of Technology since June 1, 1999. He is a faculty member in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. He came to RIT with nearly 10 years of defense industry-related engineering design and development experience. He has worked as a government contractor with Lockheed Martin and the Sensis Corporation. He has also worked with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the U.S. Army Missile Defense Agency as a consultant and researcher. He continues to be involved with the AFRL in the areas of radar systems analysis, deep ground penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar used for three dimensional subterranean imaging, and the application of evolutionary computational approaches to multi-mission radar waveform design. Amuso has developed an international reputation as a result of being a founding Co-chairman of the IEEE International Waveform Diversity & Design Conference and a prime Editor of the book entitled Principles of Waveform Diversity & Design.

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Abstract

Persistence, Cooperative Employment and Graduation Statistics ofTransfer Scholars in Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs AbstractTransfer students from 2-year schools, both full-time and part-time, are importantstakeholders in academic programs at our university. This paper introduces theEngineering and Technology Transfer Scholars’ (ET2) program funded in 2008 by theNational Science Foundation (NSF) that focuses on students who transfer at the 3rd yearlevel from 2-year schools to our university. With scholarship support from NSF, our aimis to recruit, retain and graduate a total of 75 additional transfer scholars in ourengineering and engineering technology BS degree programs. The NSF scholarship is inaddition to grants and aid awarded by our university.The objectives of the ET2 program are to: (i) graduate a total of 75 additional transferstudents from our engineering/technology BS programs, (ii) identify women and minoritystudents whenever possible, but allow the scholarship to be provided to all studentsmeeting program requirements, (iii) identify scholars in academic trouble and providehelp to them through proactive intervention, (iv) prepare students with the skills,education and work experience to enter the high technology workforce, and (v) performregular and thorough assessment of the program.During AY 2008-10, we awarded 73 scholarships to transfer students in the ET2 program.One scholar left the program after obtaining a full-time well-paying job. One scholartransferred to another STEM program at our university. Eight scholars have alreadygraduated, and are employed full-time in STEM functions. Three scholars are on leave ofabsence for personal reasons. The remaining 60 scholars are either in school or on paidcooperative employment. This paper presents the persistence, cooperative employment,and graduation statistics of these 73 scholars.

Gupta, S. K., & Johnson, D. P., & Morelli, J., & Eastman, M., & Amuso, V. J. (2012, June), Persistence, Cooperative Employment, and Graduation Statistics of Transfer Scholars in Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21792

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