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U227·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Improving First-year Engineering Student Retention, Success, and Time to GraduationWorkshop · First-Year Programs Division
Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 307, Washington State Convention Center
Ticketed event: $20.00
This workshop is facilitated by experienced First-year Engineering Educators and offers a collaborative format for people interested in improving first-year engineering student success. Participants will be divided into groups and specific structured discussions include:
• What is student success?
• Exploration of a student’s reflection on how to be successful as a first-year engineering student.
• How to advance first-year students to work to their full potential?
• Implementing the “Design Your Process to Become a World-class Engineering Student.”
The collaborative nature of this workshop is aimed to provide participants the opportunity to develop a support network that will extend beyond the workshop and will help with the implementation of the project. The diverse backgrounds of the facilitators—administration, teaching, student services—will assure a comprehensive treatment of the material presented.
Dr. Steffen PeukerCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Steffen Peuker holds the James L. Bartlett, Jr. Assistant Professor position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the California State University in San Luis Obispo. He is teaching courses, including laboratories, in the HVAC concentration and mechanical engineering, including first-year courses. Dr. Peuker's educational research focuses on increasing student retention and success in engineering through implementation of a student success focused approach in introduction to engineering courses. In addition, his work in engineering education focuses on collaborative learning, student-industry cooperation, and developing innovative ways of merging engineering fundamentals and engineering in practice and research. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Raymond B. LandisCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
Raymond B. Landis is Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of engineering student success. His three-day Chautauqua short course “Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course” has been attended by over 1,000 engineering educators over the past 25 years. He is the author of Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career, now in its Fourth Edition. Since its initial publication in 1995, the text has been used by over 150,000 students at more than 300 institutions across the United States in Introduction to Engineering courses that have a focus on student development. Dr. Landis has received many honors and awards for his work, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring, and the first Wang Family Excellence Award as the outstanding administrator in the California State University System. He was cited as one of the top 100 educational leaders of the 20th century by Black Issues in Higher Education.
Ms. Nova Alexandria Glinski SchaussOregon State University
Nova Schauss is the Student Success Coordinator in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. She works with first-year pre-engineering students in negative academic standing, first-year retention initiatives, academic advising delivery models and assessment, and orientation course curricula focused on success within engineering majors. Nova’s research interests include resiliency development within an academic advising framework and enhancement of first-year engineering curricula to increase retention of academically underprepared students. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Kelvin K. KirbyPrairie View A&M University
Dr. Kelvin Kirby is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for over thirteen years. His current duties include Deputy Director of the Prairie View A&M University, NASA Center for Radiation Engineering and Science for Space Exploration (CRESSE), and Program Manager of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Enhancement Program. His research foci include Systems Engineering, Engineering Education, and Radiation Effects in Electronics. He holds a Baccalaureate Degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University and completed both a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering and a Doctorate of Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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