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Stem Recruitment, Retention, And Graduation: Progress To Date

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Conference

2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

New Research on Retention of URM Groups in STEM

Tagged Division

Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

14.1073.1 - 14.1073.11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--4875

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https://peer.asee.org/4875

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43

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Rafic Bachnak Texas A&M International University

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Dr. Bachnak is Professor and Chair of the Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics at Texas A&M International University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University in 1983, 1984, and 1989, respectively. Prior to joining TAMIU in 2007, Dr. Bachnak was on the faculty of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Northwestern State University, and Franklin University. Dr. Bachnak is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, a senior member of IEEE and ISA, and a member of ASEE.

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Rohitha Goonatilake Texas A&M International University

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Dr. Rohitha Goonatilake is an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics at Texas A&M International University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Kent State University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He is a member of American Mathematical Society (AMS), Mathematical Association of America (MAM), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), and an invited member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

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Juan Lira Texas A&M International University

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Dr. Juan Lira is Associate Provost at Texas A&M International University and a Texas A&M Regents Professor. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&I University in 1969, his M. S. in Education with a concentration in Reading from Laredo State University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining TAMIU in 1978, Dr. Lira taught at Laredo Community College and was a public school educator in San Antonio and Laredo, Texas. Dr. Lira is Professional Reading Specialist, Immediate Past President of the Texas State Reading Association, and a member of the International Reading Association.

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Conchita Hickey Texas A&M International University

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Ms. Conchita Hickey is Executive Director of Programs for Academic Support and Enrichment at Texas A&M International University. She received her B.A from Our Lady of the Lake University, her M. A. from Texas A&M College Station, and is A.B.D. in Hispanic Studies from Texas A&M College Station. Ms. Hickey has worked at Texas A&M International University since 1978, in both instructional and administrative capacities directed at improving student support and success. She oversees the First Year Experience Program which includes freshman seminar, mentoring, advising, as well as developmental studies, Writing Center, Testing Center, CASA Tutoring Center, Trio Student Support Services.

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STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation: Progress to Date

Abstract

Strategies employed to recruit, retain, and educate students in science, mathematics, and engineering include a variety of approaches, such as hands-on activities, field trips, summer workshops, competitions, tutoring, research experiences, and software training programs. This paper describes a new program, STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation (STEM-RRG), geared toward increasing the number of minority students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). STEM-RRG consists of several projects that implement a number of activities, including enrichment programs, scholarships, internships, research experiences, mentoring and tutoring, advising and career counseling, experiential training, recruitment of high-potential students, and faculty professional development. This paper briefly describes the program activities and presents progress to date.

Bachnak, R., & Goonatilake, R., & Lira, J., & Hickey, C. (2009, June), Stem Recruitment, Retention, And Graduation: Progress To Date Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--4875

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