June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Military and Veterans
Restructuring the Engineering activities in a pre-college summer program
There are hundreds of pre-college summer programs that take place annually at colleges and universities in the United States. Many are enrichment programs developed to expose middle and high school students to academic and research experiences in targeted fields such as Engineering and Sciences. All are developed to include an experience of college life at that particular institution. The United States Federal Service Academies all have pre-college programs that focus on the student experience at those institutions. This paper focuses on changes to a pre-college program at one such institution.
The Engineering majors have been highlighted as part of the pre-college program at X. Engineering majors and the Department were represented through a robotics competition. This competition involved designing, building and testing a robotic design to complete as many of eleven missions as could be completed in the alloted time. This involved teamwork, communications as well as creativity and the ability to use Radio-Controlled (RC) systems to control the robot. This activity was designed to be a portable activity for recruiting events away for the Academy, as well as a key element in the summer program.
After fourteen years, a small team took on the challenge of developing a new Engineering activity to represent the five majors during the summer program. This included the challenge of introducing a new major as well as finding a way to fit into the existing program structure. This Work-in-Progress paper describes the challenges and solutions for introducing change into an existing summer program.
Freeman, R. W. (2019, June), Restructuring the Engineering Activities in a Pre-college Summer Program Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33243
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