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Strategic Outreach for Nuclear Workforce Pipeline Development and Maintenance at a Historically Black College University (HBCU)

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

Energy Conversion, Conservation and Nuclear Engineering Division (ECCNE) Technical Session 2

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Energy Conversion and Conservation and Nuclear Engineering Division (ECCNE)

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Diversity

Page Count

20

DOI

10.18260/1-2--44262

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https://peer.asee.org/44262

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147

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Antony Kinyua Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8164-7644

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Dr Kinyua is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and currently affiliated to the Physics and Engineering Physics Department at Morgan State University (MSU) as a Lecturer. He teaches Physics, Engineering Physics and Earth Sciences. He has more than 30 years experience in College teaching and research utilizing Nuclear and Related Analytical Techniques (NRATs) in material analysis, climate and environmental pollution monitoring.

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Ezana Negusse

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Richard Damoah

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Maajida Murdock

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Oludare Adegbola Owolabi P.E. Morgan State University

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Dr. Oludare Owolabi, a professional engineer in Maryland, joined the Morgan State University faculty in 2010. He is the assistant director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research (CATIER) at Morgan State Universit

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Jonathan Wilson Morgan State University

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Abstract

Our MSI has a well-established record of providing a wide array of quality college and pre-college programs in every academic discipline in the Maryland School Systems (MSS). We present our development and implementation activities designed to increase the number of traditionally underserved and underrepresented minority students interested especially in nuclear science and STEM programs in general. The impact of this approach in addressing these challenges and opportunities together with the skills (funds of knowledge in action) in the Experiment-Centric Pedagogy (ECP) framework has led us to an awareness of the effect of the challenges and realization of innovative and practical solutions. Our initial activities include direct experiential learning and research, using advanced nuclear technology, exposure to professionals working in the nuclear energy industry and provision of skills to K-12 teachers, parents and adult family members to work with and encourage their children in STEM activities and nuclear science programs. This in turn has resulted in a deeper, sustained student engagement and understanding of some mitigating factors that our students are dealing with and need to be addressed to enhance a nuclear workforce pipeline at an MSI.

Kinyua, A., & Negusse, E., & Damoah, R., & Murdock, M., & Owolabi, O. A., & Wilson, J. (2023, June), Strategic Outreach for Nuclear Workforce Pipeline Development and Maintenance at a Historically Black College University (HBCU) Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--44262

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