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The Continuation of the Minority Outreach Efforts of the Cultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering Habits (CASH) Program

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Attracting Young Minds: Part II

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Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

6

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25.1280.1 - 25.1280.6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--22037

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Carl White Morgan State University

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In 1987, Carl White joined Morgan State University’s School of Engineering in Baltimore, Md., as an Assistant Professor. He is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Development and Graduate/Professional programs, as well as a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. White has more than 10 years of experience in the management of funded research, both technical and educational. White’s most recent award was from NASA’s University Research Center program to establish the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering for Space Exploration Technologies. As the Associate Dean for Morgan State University’s School of Engineering, White’s primary tasks are to provide support for the research endeavors conducted by faculty and associate researchers within the School of Engineering, to oversee the quality of the graduate program offerings and to manage recruitment and retention programs in order to establish and sustain a pipeline of quality engineering graduate students and research professionals.

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Clifton Sean Martin Innovative STEM Foundation and Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy

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The Dean of STEM and Academic Programs at Bluford Drew Jemison (BDJ) STEM Academy is Clifton Martin, who received his bachelor's of science degree and master's of science degree in electrical engineering from Morgan State University and is presently working on his doctorate degree in STEM education. Martin has worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a Power System Engineer. He has taught high school mathematics in the Baltimore City Public School System as well as mathematics at several colleges and universities. Just before coming to BDJ, Martin worked for the Maryland State Department of Education as a Regional Coordinator for Career and Technology Education, where he assisted many local school systems with their implementation and management of pre-engineering and technology programs. Martin is also the President and a founding member of the Innovative System Foundation (ISF). This non-profit organization is dedicated to increasing the number of under-represented minorities in the STEM pipeline.

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Givon Forbes Innovative STEM Foundation

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Givon Forbes is the Communications Officer for the Innovative STEM Foundation (ISF). He is currently an engineering major at Morgan State University’s School of Engineering. He graduated from the Science and Technology program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County, Md.

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Charles Lamont Clark Academic Training Management Organization

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Charles Clark is a senior in the Industrial and System Engineering program at Morgan State University with a focus on engineering education. Clark serves as the Director of the Academic Training Management Organization (ATMO), an engineering education research and service center. Clark also serves as the night time director of a pre-freshman accelerated curriculum in engineering program called "PACE" in the summer.

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Joseph White Innovative STEM Foundation

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Joseph White is the Outreach Director for the Innovative STEM Foundation (ISF), where he is responsible for working with principals and teachers to create, develop, implement, and sustain STEM programs for students in grades 3-12. He develops partnerships with scientists, professors, engineers, inventors and corporate companies to create internships and field study opportunities.

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Albert Edward Sweets Jr. iSTEMS

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Albert Edward Sweets, Jr., is a Senior Engineer/Scientist with 15 years of experience and increasing responsibility in high volume Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS), development, and customer environments. He has several leadership experiences that include 21 years of Military Service (honorably discharged), being an Entrepreneur Lead Engineer, and being an educator. He has a broad engineering background that encompasses project engineering, process engineering, test engineering, quality engineering/assurance, customer satisfaction, design/development, engineering education, and project management. Sweets has successfully project managed more than 100 worldwide projects/programs that resulted in meeting customer requirements, industry announcements, more than $100 million in savings, and more than $1 billion in revenue. He matrix managed a team of more than 200 engineers in nine different countries. He has excellent interpersonal skills and is highly motivated, flexible, an effective communicator, goal oriented, and skilled in team building.

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Abstract

The Continuation of the Minority Outreach Efforts of the Cultivating Adolescents inSystems Engineering Habits (CASH) ProgramAmerica’s pipeline of quality STEM professionals is diminishing and needs to be reinvigorated,as well as diversified. The benefits of a revitalized STEM industry include higher adaptability,increased capability, and the sustainment of the United States as a global technological leader.However, in order for this to happen, it demands more effective ways of recruiting talentedindividuals, specifically those historically underrepresented, to the STEM fields.This paper will examine the continued efforts of the Cultivating Adolescents in SystemsEngineering Habits (CASH) program in outreaching to minority students in the city ofBaltimore, Maryland. CASH is a middle school (Grades 6-8) summer camp that aims to exposeand excite participants about STEM through the use of hands-on activities and systemsengineering-based projects. During CASH, participants are placed into a student-centeredlearning environment for four weeks and engrossed with critical thinking principles, team-building challenges, and research fundamentals. CASH has teamed with its university partnerand NASA for Phase 1 of the program.NASA-JPL personnel devised hands-on projects, based on their Juno mission, specifically forCASH students. NASA’s Juno mission is a five year cruise to the planet Jupiter. Phase 1of theprogram was before the launch of Juno mission, which was launched this past August. Studentsworked on projects Phase II will commence next summer and continue for the five year durationof the satellite’s trip to Jupiter. Phase III will begin when the satellite has returned and themission has been completed, by which point the original participants will have likely be close tocollege-age. This paper will detail the outline the program structure and layout, briefly discuss allthree phases of the program, and examine the results achieved to date.

White, C., & Martin, C. S., & Forbes, G., & Clark, C. L., & White, J., & Sweets, A. E. (2012, June), The Continuation of the Minority Outreach Efforts of the Cultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering Habits (CASH) Program Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22037

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