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Reporting the Progress and Latest Status of an Ongoing S-STEM Project

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

Start Date

July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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10

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Houshang Darabi University of Illinois at Chicago Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7881-6542

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Dr. Houshang Darabi is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Darabi has been the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of MIE since 2007. He has also served on the College of Engineering (COE) Educational Policy Committee since 2007. Dr. Darabi is the recipient of multiple teaching and advising awards including the UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017), COE Excellence in Teaching Award (2008, 2014), UIC Teaching Recognitions Award (2011), and the COE Best Advisor Award (2009, 2010, 2013).
Dr. Darabi is an ABET IDEAL Scholar and has led the MIE Department ABET team in three successful accreditations (2008, 2014, and 2020) of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering programs. Dr. Darabi has been the lead developer of several educational software systems as well as the author of multiple educational reports and papers. Dr. Darabi’s research group uses Big Data, process mining, data mining, Operations Research, high performance computing, and visualization techniques to achieve its research and educational goals. Dr. Darabi’s research has been funded by multiple federal and corporate sponsors including the National Science Foundation, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Rezvan Nazempour University of Illinois at Chicago Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1806-0672

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Rezvan Nazempour is a graduate research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and operations research at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. She received her BSIE and MSIE from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Alzahra University, respectively. Her research interests include educational data mining, graph mining, and machine learning.

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Anthony E. Felder University of Illinois at Chicago Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4533-8369

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Anthony’s current focus is on engineering education and its restructuring to better meet the diverse needs of students and industries. Anthony is also active in ophthalmology research for the multimodal imaging of retinal oxygenation and novel medical device design.

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Shanon Marie Reckinger University of Illinois at Chicago

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Shanon Reckinger is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and an MS degree in Computer Science Education at Stanford University. Her research interests include computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, and computer science education.

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Didem Ozevin P.E. University of Illinois at Chicago

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Dr. Ozevin is an associate professor of the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. Dr. Ozevin received her Ph.D. from Lehigh University in 2005. She worked as a research scientist at Physical Acoustics Corporation till 2010. Her research is integrating structural design and damage assessment methods, and real time process and damage detection.

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Renata A Revelo University of Illinois at Chicago

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Renata A. Revelo is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and her Ph.D. in Education Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois.

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Jeremiah Abiade University of Illinois at Chicago

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Laboratory for Oxide Research and Education
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Betul Bilgin University of Illinois at Chicago

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Betul Bilgin is Clinical Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (CHE) at the University of Illinois
at Chicago (UIC) and has been teaching the Senior Design I and II courses for 6 years and Introduction to
Thermodynamics for two years. Since her appointment in 2014 she has been exploring active learning,
peer instruction, team-based, hands-on, application-based techniques in her classes to fully engage her
students. She was selected as a UIC Teaching Scholar for Spring 2017, named as an American Institute of Chemical
Engineers (AIChE) “35 under 35” winner in the education category for 2017 and named as American
Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) “20 under 40” awardee for 2018.

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Abstract

This paper provides the details of a poster that will be presented in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grantees Poster Session at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. The poster will report the status of an NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) project. The objectives of this project are 1) enhancing students’ learning by providing access to extra and co-curricular experiences, 2) creating a positive student experience through mentorship, and 3) ensuring successful student placement in the STEM workforce, graduate, or professional school. The students who are supported by this project receive financial and educational assistance through various evidence-based modules integrated with their undergraduate education starting with the summer prior to matriculation. The students supported by this grant were recruited through one of the two project cohorts. The paper describes features such as demographics, high school GPA, and ACT/SAT scores of the participating students. The paper provides information about the completed and ongoing tasks of the project to date. The completed tasks include the development and evaluation of a summer bridge program and a freshman engineering success course. The ongoing tasks consist of the design and implementation of a service learning project course, and the design and implementation of an industry mentorship program. The paper also describes the modifications made to project tasks and resources to minimize the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the scholars. Moreover, the paper reports detailed assessment and evaluation data about the completed project tasks, and the academic success metrics of the scholars.

Darabi, H., & Nazempour, R., & Felder, A. E., & Reckinger, S. M., & Ozevin, D., & Revelo, R. A., & Abiade, J., & Bilgin, B. (2021, July), Reporting the Progress and Latest Status of an Ongoing S-STEM Project Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://strategy.asee.org/37664

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