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A Pre-Engineering Program Using Robots to Attract Underrepresented High School and Community College Students
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Journal of STEM Education Volume 11, Number 5, ISSN 1557-5284 Publisher: Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Engineering Education (LITEE)

Abstract

This paper gives an overview of a new pre-engineering program–Robotics Technician Curriculum–that uses robots to solicit underrepresented students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The curriculum uses a project-based learning environment, which consists of part lecture and part laboratory. This program at Baltimore City Community College is offered in collaboration with Pace University and Morgan State University. The effectiveness of the program over time will be measured from the survey responses from the students and by external evaluators, peer evaluation, evaluation of projects, and analysis of enrollment data. The assessment strategies are described and its implementation is discussed in this paper. This program serves as a model and a STEM approach is valuable in preparing students for STEM careers. (Contains 4 tables and 7 figures.)

Citation

Mosley, P.H., Liu, Y., Hargrove, S.K. & Doswell, J.T. (2010). A Pre-Engineering Program Using Robots to Attract Underrepresented High School and Community College Students. Journal of STEM Education, 11(5), 44-54. Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Engineering Education (LITEE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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