Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Abstract

This project was aimed at developing a methodology for improving the enrollment statistics of underrepresented students in STEM degree programs. An assessment was administered drawing inference from the correlation between academic performance, perception of engineering and decision to pursue a STEM degree. Strong correlations were observed between academic performance, perception of engineering, importance of Mathematics and one's choice to pursue a STEM degree. A project-based curriculum addendum was proposed and a private sector engineering design program was developed and implemented.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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