A program for attracting and recruiting underrepresented students

Rafic Bachnak, Carryn Bellomo, Korinne Resendez

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This paper describes a new program being implemented at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to improve the recruitment of underrepresented students. The program is designed to attract juniors in high schools to participate in summer workshops and a follow-up science and technology exhibit. Activities include field trips, hands-on experimentation, written and oral communications, and invited speakers. Faculty, students, professional organizations, and a number of manufacturing and processing industries are involved in the delivery of the program. The workshops are designed to introduce students to career opportunities, expose them to college life, involve them in hands-on educational activities, and encourage them to pursue careers in science and engineering technology. This paper describes the program and discusses the activities involved in its implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-397
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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