Sun. July 28, 2019 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Facilitators: Hossein Ebrahiminejad (Purdue University)
The Multiple Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD) is expanding from 14 to nearly 100 U.S. academic institutions. MIDFIELD includes registrars’ data including high school information, SAT, ACT, college coursework, terms attended, major, demographics, and graduation date for more than 200,000 engineering students since 1987. This session aims to familiarize participants to MIDFIELD as a resource to the academic community. This will include an introduction of the landscape for both current and future MIDFIELD, a glimpse into how the data looks like, historical research findings using the dataset, and an illustration on the process to access the dataset using an R package. The session is intended to be interactive where participants will be able to identify both new research questions of their interest and identify institutions which may be interested in joining MIDFIELD and using it as a resource.