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Research Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering StudentsNational data show there is a shortage of U.S. students who move on to attend graduate school.In addition, there is a shortage of highly educated skilled workers in the manufacturing sector.The paper will describe program activities, student research projects, outcomes, and lessonslearned from a summer research program for undergraduate engineering students. Students wererecruited from colleges throughout the U.S. from disciplines such as mechanical, manufacturing,electrical, and biomedical engineering and computer science. Special effort was made to recruitstudents who had limited opportunities to participate in research on their home campuses orbelonged to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering and science. Programobjectives were to help participants to understand the research process, to acquire laboratoryskills, and to be well-positioned for graduate school and career success. Participants spent 10weeks working on a research project with a mentor and a graduate student. Opinion survey datasuggests that students enjoyed the program and learned from the research experience. Eleven outof 16 students who have graduated are currently attending graduate school, and eight papers havebeen published.
Hsieh, S. (2013, June), Research Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22425
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