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Savaria, Michael; Monteiro, Kristina – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
Men outnumber women in the enrollment of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors. Course syllabi are distributed to students during open enrollment and provide key insights into the courses. A critical discourse analysis of introductory engineering syllabi at a 4-year public university revealed limited to no…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Engineering Education, Course Descriptions, Females
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Kalevitch, Maria; Maurer, Cheryl; Badger, Paul; Holdan, Greg; Sirinterlikci, Arif – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (SEMS) at Robert Morris University (RMU) was awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund scholarships to 21 academically talented but financially challenged students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Grants, Scholarships
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Sutton, Kyra L.; Sankar, Chetan S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The retention of engineering students is important because more than half of the students who begin engineering programs in the United States will not earn an engineering degree. A literature review showed the importance of academic advising in retaining students in engineering programs. Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify the level…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Teaching Styles, Focus Groups