June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1579.1 - 26.1579.9
The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering ProgramWe discuss the Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program,which aims to increase the number of economically and educationally disadvantagedstudents who graduate with engineering degrees from the University of Washington andWashington State University.The STARS program can be likened to the redshirt year used to develop talented athletesin college athletics. In the redshirt year, STARS students are offered intensive support,preparing them with the academic and learning skills required to be successful inengineering the following four years. The academic focus of the STARS program is onbringing the student’s math skills and efficacy up to levels required to successfully passCalculus I, an early indicator of future success in an engineering program. Additionally,connecting students in a supportive academic and social community is emphasized.Overall, a high touch approach is being used to create an environment of growth anddevelopment not previously offered to these hard-working and motivated students.In this paper, we discuss our multi-faceted student selection process which is critical toidentifying students that the STARS program can successfully impact. We share ourevaluation results from the first year and lessons learned from the first two years. Wealso discuss ways in which we modified the program based on evaluation data.
Riskin, E. A., & Wiggin, D., & Kingma, J., & Schneider, J. B., & Cunningham, S., & Winter, S. (2015, June), The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24916
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