June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Two Year College Division
26.1546.1 - 26.1546.6
The Impact of Summer Research Experiences on Community College Students’ Pursuit of a Graduate Degree in Science and EngineeringThe Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experience for Undergraduates program (TTE REU) is asummer undergraduate research program offering multi-disciplinary research projects tocommunity college students in the state of California. TTE REU is hosted by three NSF-fundedcenters at University of _______, the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, the Centerof Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center.The overall goal of the TTE REU program is to increase the number of students who will go onto graduate school in STEM. The TTE REU program has supported 44 community collegestudents to date with engagement being spurred on by research. Each TTE participant is pairedwith two mentors-a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor-who oversee and guide thestudent during their nine-week internship in an independent research project. In addition to theirresearch projects, TTE participants are trained in laboratory safety, research protocol, andprofessional ethics; they partake in academic and professional development seminars to preparefor a baccalaureate degrees and careers in science and engineering. Approximately 93% of thepast TTE students eligible to transfer to a 4-year institution were admitted to and are nowenrolled various universities across the nation. This paper will focus on the impact of theprogram on the likelihood of graduate school enrollment for students who have completed theTTE REU program. The likelihood of graduate school enrollment for a comparison groupcomprised of those students who applied to the program but were not admitted will also beexamined.
Marlor, L. K., & Artis, S., & Amelink, C. T. (2015, June), The Impact of Summer Research Experiences on Community College Students’ Pursuit of a Graduate Degree in Science and Engineering Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24883
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