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In the summer of 2018, a prior award winning and effective learn-by-doing recruiting event for Purdue Polytechnic New Albany (PPNA) was revamped since its inception in 2015 and delivered to 28 secondary education students. The authors’ internal, emotional drive to improve the recruiting event and host such a complex, dynamic, and hands-on engineering design and robotics experience again, was in hopes that students would be inspired to choose technology-related majors and apply to PPNA. The purpose of this descriptive nonexperimental study is to investigate the actual impact Purdue Mission to Mars (PMTM) 2.0 had on the students’ self-reported interest in and understanding of Purdue Polytechnic and the ET majors offered at PPNA. Pre- and post-survey analysis showed that as a group, PMTM 2.0 increased students’ general understanding of the college and the majors offered. Students’ general interest in the college also increased; however, students’ interest with specific majors remained unchanged. This paper also shares the details needed for others in the ET community to recreate PMTM 2.0.
Webster, R., & Turner, M. (2020, June), Purdue Mission to Mars 2.0: A Learn-by-Doing Approach to Recruiting Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35111
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