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An Engineering Learning Community To Promote Retention And Graduation Of At-Risk Engineering Students

Kenneth G. Ricks, James A. Richardson, Harold P. Stern, Robert P. Taylor, Ryan A. Taylor
2014 American Journal of Engineering Education  
This paper details an engineering learning community created to combat three common threats to academic success of engineering students: financial difficulties, math deficiencies, and the lack of a supportive  ...  Qualitative results collected via student surveys and interviews, and lessons learned by project administrators are also presented.  ...  Obviously, students that enter engineering not Calculus-ready have a more difficult time graduating with an engineering degree.  ... 
doi:10.19030/ajee.v5i2.8953 fatcat:dyng76intbgdbgb3gwhsdhwaji

An Integrated Approach To Recruiting And Retaining Appalachian Engineering Students

Gary Winn, Robin Hensel, Reagan Curtis, Lydotta M. Taylor, Gene Cilento
2011 American Journal of Engineering Education  
an "engineering identity" as a cultural norm.  ...  challenges for rural and minority students; a full set of retention efforts including "rescue courses" targeting struggling college freshmen in early stages of academic difficulty coupled with required  ...  Such students are encouraged to move to this two-semester Calculus 1 course. It provides them with a better chance of being successful, laying a good foundation for later courses.  ... 
doi:10.19030/ajee.v2i2.6634 fatcat:iixwhyc3lzgt3b63pi75c6bwqu

Success in first-year mathematics: School-leaving examinations and first-year performance

C. Robert Dennis, Daniël M. Murray
2012 South African Journal of Science  
These results indicate that 92% of the students who applied for entry into universities in 2010 would need some form of mathematics support 6 ; these findings are similar to those of the AARP project mentioned  ...  February 2009, the 2009 cohort entering the UFS undertook a battery of Alternative Admissions Research Project (AARP) tests. 5 Students entering the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences wrote  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajs.v108i7/8.1325 fatcat:56uwynzlgracffb776ogq3d7pm

Engineering Mathematics Obstacles and Improvement: A Comparative Study of Students and Lecturers Perspectives Through Creative Problem Solving

Hamidreza Kashefi, Zaleha Ismail, Yudariah Mohammad Yusof
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This study is part of a project concerned with the students' obstacles in face-to-face Engineering Mathematics classrooms through mathematical thinking approach.  ...  The analysis showed that for both groups different thinking skills and tools from Creative Problem Solving (CPS) are less important methods that can help students to overcome learning obstacles.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for the financial support given in making this study possible through the research grant Vote No. 77335.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.688 fatcat:6arzqeobi5ejzpdn6fqxcpi4um

Customized course advising

SungJin Nam, Steven Lonn, Thomas Brown, Cinda-Sue Davis, Darryl Koch
2014 Proceedins of the Fourth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge - LAK '14  
The overall goal of the Customized Course Advising project is to determine the optimal term-by-term course selections for all engineering students based on their incoming characteristics and previous course  ...  Every college student registers for courses from a catalog of numerous offerings each term.  ...  Although students entered the university as a part of the engineering program, not all of them graduate with an engineering degree.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567574.2567589 dblp:conf/lak/NamLBDK14 fatcat:in23gr63lfbhnb32aoqb54f5hu

Women 1.5 Times More Likely to Leave STEM Pipeline after Calculus Compared to Men: Lack of Mathematical Confidence a Potential Culprit

Jessica Ellis, Bailey K. Fosdick, Chris Rasmussen, Emmanuel Manalo
2016 PLoS ONE  
We examine the characteristics of students who begin college interested in STEM and either persist or switch out of the calculus sequence after taking Calculus I, and hence either continue to pursue a  ...  Calculus is a necessary step in this pathway and has been shown to often dissuade people from pursuing STEM fields.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is part of the Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus project and would not have been possible without the many contributors to this work, especially David  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157447 pmid:27410262 pmcid:PMC4943602 fatcat:tp336bovgzek7nbchktq5ndylu

"BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS": DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGINEERING TRANSFER PATHWAY IN CANADA

Titilope Adebola, Brian Frank, Alexandra Downie, Hannah Smith
2020 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
The challenges associated with creating a streamlined transfer pathway from engineering technology to engineering are myriad, and key outcomes from this project will continue to inform the development  ...  College pathways significantly improve access to engineering degrees for marginalized or underrepresented students.  ...  We are also grateful to the Ontario Council for Transfer and Articulation (ONCAT) for providing the funds to support this program.  ... 
doi:10.24908/pceea.vi0.14176 fatcat:dqtxfapmxvcntovcrjtwnfn7qu

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERVENTION SCHEME TO ADDRESS LOW RETENTION RATE OF A FIRST-YEAR CALCULUS COURSE – A SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF CURRENT TRENDS

Rubaina Khan, Xinli Wang
2019 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
It can be argued that without a solid foundation in mathematics at the calculus level, an engineering or science student will find difficulty in understanding and applying the knowledge involved in upper-level  ...  rates from the first-year calculus course.  ...  Interventions are intended to help students who would otherwise fail their first engineering or science mathematics course such as calculus.  ... 
doi:10.24908/pceea.vi0.13833 fatcat:aguzlysubjcphdspdqaa3de2om

Application of Project-Based Learning in the first year of an Industrial Engineering Program: lessons learned and challenges

Marco Antonio Carvalho Pereira, Maria Auxiliadora Motta Barreto, Marina Pazeti
2017 Production  
Some challenges persist, such as: (i) improving interaction with the course of Calculus I; (ii) enhancing peer evaluation; (iii) expanding the project coordination team, and (iv) refining tools for data  ...  The use of PBL has been widely recognized by the students as one of the Industrial Engineering program's differentiating features.  ...  The "Introduction to Industrial Engineering" class was held in the grid and returned to its main goal, which is to give a general view of Industrial Engineering for students entering the program.  ... 
doi:10.1590/0103-6513.223816 fatcat:z7cx2p6novdi7jecz25ehwsrfm

Implementation of Just in Time and revamped engineering math courses to improve retention and graduation rates

Mehdi Shadaram, Brandy Alger, Mauli Agrawal
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
Students still have to follow the traditional math sequences, however, the pre-requisites for some of the core engineering courses have changed from Calculus I to the newly developed Math classes.  ...  We have created Just in Time Math (JITM) course for freshmen engineering students who show deficiency in math.  ...  The purpose of this project is to revamp the engineering curriculum in order to shorten the time that it takes students to prepare for engineering core courses.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6684805 dblp:conf/fie/ShadaramAA13 fatcat:dqvvtcrixjekhjubq6wgdogk5m

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning: A Better Context for Algebra

Eric Gaze
2014 Numeracy  
in the abstract fosters math phobia and supports a culturally acceptable stance that math is not relevant to everyday life.  ...  Although GATC is seen as a pipeline to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), it is a mistake to think that the objective of producing quantitatively literate citizens is at odds with creating  ...  (Table 1) . 1 Meanwhile, Calculus I enrollments rose only 20% over the same period, from 250,000 to 300,000 It is worth underscoring that the two general education math courses exceeded mainstream Calculus  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.7.1.1 fatcat:bqjt6x7lg5aubofe6c5ruz4n7m

Relationship between High School Mathematical Achievement and Quantitative GPA

Jennifer L Brown, Glennelle Halpin, Gerald Halpin
2015 Higher Education Studies  
High school courses, such as calculus, can open or close the gate for students interested in careers in STEM.  ...  The results suggest that high school preparation in specific mathematics subjects does have a positive impact on success in pre-engineering education.</p>  ...  Students cannot begin to develop their intellectual capacities when they enter college at the age of 18.  ... 
doi:10.5539/hes.v5n6p1 fatcat:dfdyao76jvhpfnnf4xfcq3x3m4

Window to a new world

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
2004 Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM SIGUCCS conference on User services - SIGUCCS '04  
The goal of this project was to replace the three-day, on-campus pre-orientation program held in July each year, and to introduce the incoming students to the MyLehigh Portal.  ...  Three main content areas were developed: targeted information about the student's college/program area, a customized course selection tool, and an online Calculus-readiness test integrated with the Blackboard  ...  Based on the score information entered, the student is presented with a drop-down menu displaying appropriate courses that they are eligible to choose.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1027802.1027881 dblp:conf/siguccs/Yerk-Zwickl04 fatcat:62ivdtuinbfqhdaynhtdowwa5e

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation

Megan R. Hall, Ginger Holmes Rowell
2008 Journal of Statistics Education  
This paper describes 25 National Science Foundation supported projects that have innovations designed to improve education for students majoring or minoring in statistics.  ...  Through this analysis, we are able to see how the last decade of NSF supported projects in statistics education exemplify these ASA guidelines. Journal of Statistics Education, v16n2: Megan R.  ...  In this project, modules were developed that gave students experience with a virtual manufacturing process and allowed them to analyze real data from a company that networked their data to the university  ... 
doi:10.1080/10691898.2008.11889563 fatcat:x5pzykeqyjhcjgc2eihv2ac4hq

Mechanical Engineering Education: Preschool to Graduate School [chapter]

Emily M., Pamela Lockwood-Cooke, Michelle L.
2012 Mechanical Engineering  
semester Intro to Engineering course and Precalculus  A first semester Intro to Engineering course and Calculus I  Calculus I, Physics I, and/or Intro to EngineeringCalculus II, Physics I, and/or  ...  PBL mimics the situations that are presented to students once they enter a profession. In its purest form, PBL is not without controversy.  ...  The book substantially offers the latest progresses about the important topics of the "Mechanical Engineering" to readers.  ... 
doi:10.5772/34628 fatcat:6q2wb5piond5jkbezgenwj6ie4
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