June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Two Year College Division
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Transfer Student Pipeline to Engineering & Engineering Technology ProgramsThis paper provides an introduction to the Transfer Pipeline (TiPi) Scholars’ program recentlyfunded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that focuses on students who transfer at the 3rdyear level from 2-year schools to our university. With scholarship support from NSF, we aim torecruit, retain and graduate a total of 75 additional transfer scholars in our engineering andengineering technology BS degree programs. The NSF scholarship is in addition to grants andaid awarded by our university. In support of this project, the university will contribute $50,000 toensure that TiPi scholars have continuing financial support after the grant expires and help themgraduate on time. This support indicates the university’s enthusiasm, a firm commitment ofservice to our engineering and engineering technology students, and an endorsement of the goalsand objectives of the TiPi program.The goals of the TiPi program are to: (i) address a national concern by helping to expand anddiversify the engineering/technology workforce of the future, (ii) develop linkages andarticulations with 2-year schools and their S-STEM programs, (iii) serve as a model for otherselective universities to provide transfer students the access to the baccalaureate, (iv) givescholars hands-on experience in the latest tools and technologies, and (v) provide increasedcareer opportunities and job placement rates through mandatory co-op experiences.Last Fall, we awarded 25 scholarships to transfer students in the TiPi program. This Fall, weawarded another set of 25 scholarships to new transfer students in our engineering andtechnology programs. This paper describes the characteristics of these 50 scholars, comparestheir academic performance relative to their peers, and their placement in paid cooperativeemployment positions.
Gupta, S. K., & Johnson, D. P., & Eastman, M., & Amuso, V. J., & Morelli, J. (2014, June), Transfer Student Pipeline to Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23207
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