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Transfer Student Pipeline to Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

An Examination of Methods to Enhance Transfer Student Enrollment, Retenion, Persistence, and Outcomes

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Two Year College Division

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

24.1274.1 - 24.1274.8

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https://peer.asee.org/23207

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Surendra K. Gupta Rochester Institute of Technology (COE)

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“Vinnie” Gupta is a professor of mechanical engineering, and a member of the graduate faculty of materials science and engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He is a recipient of the 2000 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mechanics, computational techniques, and materials science.

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Daniel P. Johnson Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Daniel Johnson is a Professor Chair of the Department of Packaging Science in the School of Engineering Technology at RIT. He teaches courses in production and supply chain management, manufacturing operations, automation, robotics, and operations strategy.

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Mike Eastman Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Mike Eastman is Department Chair and Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Eastman spent six years as a hardware design engineer with Intel corporation, specializing in embedded systems design prior to entering academia in 1996. Most recently he has been involved in curriculum development and academic calendar conversion at RIT and is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at the University At Buffalo. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and a M.S. in Computer Science both from RIT.

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Vincent Joseph Amuso Sr. Rochester Institute of Technology

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Vincent Amuso is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). He has chaired several international conferences in the area of Waveform Diversity & Design. At RIT, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in signal processing and radar and communication systems.

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John Morelli Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Dr. Morelli, is a Professor of environmental management and technology, and a researcher in the faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management,at Rochester Institute of Technology. His principal areas of interest include voluntary, private-sector, strategic environmental management, and environmental sustainability. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Environmental Sustainability.

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Abstract

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. https://peer.asee.org/23207

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