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STEM Scholars Bridge Program for Increased Student Retentions, Internship and Career Exploration at University of Southern Maine

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

Tagged Topics

Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

26.1397.1 - 26.1397.10

DOI

10.18260/p.24734

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https://peer.asee.org/24734

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80

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Carl Nelson Blue University of Southern Maine

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Research Interests: STEM Retention Programming. Computer Graphics, Technology, Communication Technologies, Human User Interface, Graphic Design, Cognitive Ergonomics, Interactivity, and Technology in Education

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Abstract

Carl Blue - University of Southern Maine – ASEE 2015 NSF Awardees Poster Session STEM Scholars Bridge Program for Increased Student Retentions, Internship and Career Exploration at University of Southern Maine Abbreviated AbstractThe National Science Foundation awarded the University of Southern Maine witha grant for STEM Opportunities for Academically Capable and Financially NeedyStudents entitled the “University of Southern Maine STEM Scholars Program,”Award # 1153281. This poster presentation provides information on the USMSTEM Scholars Bridge Program that is a model for blending the elements ofrecruitment, retention, and placement into an integrated, comprehensive but non-intrusive program that promotes student success in transitioning from highschools and community colleges to University of Southern Maine.In the terms of broader Impacts: The project provides increased opportunities fora larger, more diverse population of students, non-traditional, underrepresentedand first generation, to obtain a STEM degree and to be placed in an awardingSTEM job upon graduation. The Bridge Program provides increasedopportunities for a larger, more diverse population of students, non-traditional,underrepresented and first generation, to obtain a STEM degree and to beplaced in an awarding STEM careers upon graduation.Major Points  Overview of S-STEM Bridge Program  Implementation strategies for STEM Learning Community  Current retention progress, what’s working, areas for improvement  Integration of STEM scholars activities and objectives your academic programs

Blue, C. N. (2015, June), STEM Scholars Bridge Program for Increased Student Retentions, Internship and Career Exploration at University of Southern Maine Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24734

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