Assessment of an engineering and technology summer program for underrepresented students

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Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) offered and administered three-week summer programs for high school students from 1993 to 1997 inclusive. The primary goal of the Engineering and Technology Summer Institute (ETSI) was to provide high school students with interests in mathematics and sciences a preview of engineering studies at the college level. The students were chosen from populations that were underrepresented in the engineering profession. At HACC we sought to accept females and minorities into the program. We were relatively successful with our student enrollments. The curriculum changed slightly over the five-year span of the program, but the project component and the Friday field trips remained constants throughout. HACC intends to retool and reinstate the institute. The funding source changed during that time span, and we will need to revise the program prior to soliciting new sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2263-2269
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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