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Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Engineering/Engineering Technolgy Transfer Issues: Two-year College to Four-year College

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Two-Year College

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10

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Surendra K. Gupta Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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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 (RIT), Rochester, NY. He is a recipient of the 2014 Robert G. Quinn Award from ASEE, and the 2000 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mechanics, computational techniques, and materials science.

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James E. Moon Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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James Moon, Rochester Institute of Technology
James Moon is a Professor in the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering department. He was a recipient of the 2009 Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in semiconductor device physics, solid-state physics, and electronics.

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Roy W. Melton Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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Roy Melton is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Computer Engineering of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., where the graduating computer engineering classes of 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 voted him the "most effective teacher" in the department and where he was a finalist for the 2015-2016 and 2012-2013 RIT Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty. He received his Ph.D., M.S.E.E., and B.E.E. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. He is a member of ASEE and IEEE.

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Michael E. Kuhl Rochester Institute of Technology

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Michael E. Kuhl, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1997 from North Carolina State University. His research and teaching interests are in simulation, operations research, and decision analysis with a wide range of application areas including healthcare systems, project management, cyber security, and supply chain systems.

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Daniel P. Johnson Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Daniel Johnson is a Professor Chair of the Department of Packaging Science in the School of Engineering Technology at RIT. He teaches courses in production and supply chain management, manufacturing operations, automation, robotics, and operations strategy.

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Todd Dunn Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Todd Dunn, P.E., is an associate professor in Civil Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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James H. Lee Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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James H. Lee is an Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His areas of research expertise include internal combustion engines, renewable fuels, the design and implementation of sustainable energy systems, and technical and economic analysis of system upgrades to improve energy efficiency. Dr. Lee is a professional engineer licensed in the state of New York.

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Franz Allen Foltz RIT

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Franz Foltz is an associate professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Science, Technology and Society and Public Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY. He is the Director of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Public Policy. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Science and Technology Policy, Research Design, and Policy Analysis.

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Rob Garrick Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Robert D. Garrick, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor in the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Department Chair. Garrick worked for 25 years in automotive engineering research and holds seven U.S. patents.

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Abstract

This paper introduces two scholarship programs funded by the National Science Foundation that focus on students who transfer at the 3rd year level from 2-year schools to the engineering and engineering technology BS programs at our university. The objectives of both the programs are: (i) to expand and diversify the engineering/technology workforce of the future, (ii) to develop linkages and articulations with 2-year schools and their S-STEM programs, (iii) to provide increased career opportunities and job placement rates through mandatory paid co-op experiences, and (iv) to serve as a model for other universities to provide vertical transfer students access to the baccalaureate degree.

The TiPi (Transfer Pipeline) program awarded 25 new scholarships per year from 2012 to 2014 for a total of 75 engineering and engineering technology transfer students. As of Fall 2017, 58 scholars have graduated, 13 are in process of completing their BS degree, and only 4 left our university, for a 95% retention rate. The paper will describe our successes and challenges.

The VTAB (Vertical Transfer Access to the Baccalaureate) program recruited its first group of 25 students in Fall 2017 with the goal of recruiting a total of 78 vertical transfers over the next two years. An additional goal of the VTAB program is to conduct research and generate knowledge about the VTAB program elements that will be essential for the success of vertical transfer programs at other universities. The paper will describe the research instruments.

Gupta, S. K., & Moon, J. E., & Melton, R. W., & Kuhl, M. E., & Johnson, D. P., & Dunn, T., & Lee, J. H., & Foltz, F. A., & Garrick, R. (2018, June), Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30951

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