STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation: Progress to date

Rafic A. Bachnak, Rohitha Goonatilake, Juan Lira, Conchita Hickey

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Strategies employed to recruit, retain, and educate students in science, mathematics, and engineering include a variety of approaches, such as hands-on activities, field trips, summer workshops, competitions, tutoring, research experiences, and software training programs. This paper describes a new program, STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation (STEM-RRG), geared toward increasing the number of minority students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). STEM-RRG consists of several projects that implement a number of activities, including enrichment programs, scholarships, internships, research experiences, mentoring and tutoring, advising and career counseling, experiential training, recruitment of high-potential students, and faculty professional development. This paper briefly describes the program activities and presents progress to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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