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Access And Definition: Exploring How Stem Faculty, Department Heads, And University Policy Administrators Navigate The Implementation Of A Parental Leave Policy, Corey T. Schimpf, Marisol Mercado Santiago, Alice L. Pawley Jan 2012

Access And Definition: Exploring How Stem Faculty, Department Heads, And University Policy Administrators Navigate The Implementation Of A Parental Leave Policy, Corey T. Schimpf, Marisol Mercado Santiago, Alice L. Pawley

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

Access and Definition: Exploring how STEM Faculty, Department Heads and University Policy Administrators Navigate the Enactment of a Parental Leave Policy A key feature in various reports exploring women’s persisting underrepresentation in STEM faculty positions in the US is the need to disseminate policy information to all stakeholders involved in issues relating to women STEM faculty underrepresentation and retention. Indeed, the National Academies of Science Beyond Barriers and Bias: Fulfilling the Potential of Women Academic Science and Engineering (2007) and the AAUW’s Why so Few?(2010) identify institutional policies, like parental leave, as a way to address an ...


Sectionality Or Why Section Determines Grades: An Exploration Of Engineering Core Course Section Grades Using A Hierarchical Linear Model And The Multiple-Institution Database For Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development, George Dante Ricco, Noah Salzman, Russell A. Long, Matthew Ohland Jan 2012

Sectionality Or Why Section Determines Grades: An Exploration Of Engineering Core Course Section Grades Using A Hierarchical Linear Model And The Multiple-Institution Database For Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development, George Dante Ricco, Noah Salzman, Russell A. Long, Matthew Ohland

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

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Measuring Undergraduate Student Perceptions Of The Impact Of Project Lead The Way, Noah Salzman, Eric L. Mann, Matthew Ohland Jan 2012

Measuring Undergraduate Student Perceptions Of The Impact Of Project Lead The Way, Noah Salzman, Eric L. Mann, Matthew Ohland

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

A survey was distributed to the entire undergraduate student body at a large public university on students’ experiences in Project Lead The Way, a popular middle school and high school technology and engineering program. The survey included demographic questions including academic major, questions on which PLTW classes the students took in high school, and Likert-type ratings of those experiences.Of the responses to the survey (n=575), slightly fewer than half (n=252) indicated that they had participated in PLTW classes in high school. Approximately half of the respondents were majoring in engineering, one quarter in engineering technology, and the ...


Low-Ses First-Generation Students’ Decision To Pursue Engineering, Michele L. Strutz, Matthew Ohland Jan 2012

Low-Ses First-Generation Students’ Decision To Pursue Engineering, Michele L. Strutz, Matthew Ohland

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

The ability of this nation to provide a growing economy, strong health and human services, and a secure and safe nation depends upon a vibrant, creative, and diverse engineering and science workforce” (Blue, et al., 2005, p. 4). To address these global opportunities and challenges, and for the U.S. to remain globally competitive, it is necessary for our engineering workforce to be diverse.Nevertheless, the U.S. cannot claim a diverse engineering workforce, and its engineering student bodies are certainly not diverse despite the legislation and programs put in place to increase racial, gender, and socioeconomic (SES) representation. Programs ...


A Retrospective Study Of The Elementary School Experiences, Influences, Skills, And Traits Of Talented Engineers, Michele L. Strutz Jan 2012

A Retrospective Study Of The Elementary School Experiences, Influences, Skills, And Traits Of Talented Engineers, Michele L. Strutz

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

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Scaffolding Undergraduate Engineering Design Education With The Wellbeing Framework, Lindsey Anne Nelson Jan 2012

Scaffolding Undergraduate Engineering Design Education With The Wellbeing Framework, Lindsey Anne Nelson

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

Increasingly, engineering design educators articulate wanting to embed social sustainability into student projects. Some educators observe that global calls, such as the Grand Challenges of Engineering and the Millennium Development Goals, foster social consciousness while supporting open innovation environments. Using a broad social goal like “poverty alleviation” to frame a course design challenge can help students connect engineering design processes to messages that proclaim engineering as a socially engaged profession [1]. Yet scaffolding student learning in engineering design for poverty alleviation should involve more than a simple directive to create a device for a poor person. The purpose of this ...


Exploring Cyberlearning Through A Nsf Lens, Jeremi Shavonda London Jan 2012

Exploring Cyberlearning Through A Nsf Lens, Jeremi Shavonda London

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

Phrases like “Let’s Google it” and “Text me” are familiar to the youth of today. Though simple, the phrases speak to a greater reality—the use of computing technology and high-speed communication is ubiquitous. The pervasive use of technology opens up new opportunities for undergraduate STEM education. The NSF Task force on Cyberlearning defines cyberlearning as“the use of networked computing and communications technologies to support learning” (2008,p5). Since the full potential of cyberlearning has not been fully realized in undergraduate education, Program Officers in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) are ...