Evaluating an academic scholarship program for engineering and computer science transfer students

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland

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18 Scopus citations

Abstract

An academic scholarship program for engineering and computer science transfer students, primarily from the community college, began in 2003. The CIRC/METS project - Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Community/Maricopa Engineering Transition Scholars - is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to retain transfer students in engineering and computer science degree programs and further, to have them choose to attend graduate school right after completion of the Bachelor's degree or within a few years of working in industry. The program targets women and underrepresented minority students. This program works in cooperation with the Maricopa Engineering Transition Scholars (METS) program, also funded by NSF, which informs and encourages community college students to choose engineering or computer science as a career. The CIRC/METS program, with six meetings per semester, helps the transfer student not only with a scholarship, but also with adjusting socially, academically, and making use of valuable resources. This paper will report on the results of four years of transfer students, since some transfer students were similarly supported for one year before the CIRC/METS funding began. To date nearly 50 students have participated in this successful program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/28/0610/31/06

Keywords

  • Academic scholarship program
  • Retention
  • Transfer students
  • Undergraduate cohorts
  • Underrepresented minority students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Anderson-Rowland, M. R. (2006). Evaluating an academic scholarship program for engineering and computer science transfer students. In 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [4117209] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2006.322554