June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Minorities in Engineering
22.1437.1 - 22.1437.6
ASEE MIND Focus Area: Attracting young MINDS - outreach and recruitment of minority engineering students (including K-12);The Creation, Development, and Implementation of theCultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering Habits (CASH)Program for Outreaching to Inner-City Baltimore Middle SchoolStudents This paper outlines the development and implementation of the Cultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering Habits (CASH) program. The United States faces a significant problem. There is currently a shortage of STEM professionals needed to address U.S demand. As the country continues to increase its technology requirements and needs, the demand for qualified and trained STEM professionals will continue to grow. However, the STEM pipeline that supplies the professionals is insufficient and shrinking. In response to these challenges, the CASH program was created. CASH and its partners, Morgan State University School of Engineering and NASA-JPL, have collaborated to present this innovative program design for inner-city Baltimore, Maryland middle school students. CASH program participants are placed in a student-centered learning environment for five- weeks over the summer and are exposed to critical thinking principles, system engineering basics, research fundamentals, and team-working skills. Based on the results of Summer 2010 pre and post surveys, students have realized the importance of STEM in our country, they have gained a better understanding of engineering, specifically systems engineering, and have indicated an increased interest in pursuing a STEM major and/or career.
White, C., & Martin, C. S., & Drew, M., & Forbes, G. (2011, June), The Creation, Development, and Implementation of the Cultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering Habits (CASH) Program for Outreaching to Inner-City Baltimore Middle School Students Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18884
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