ERIC Number: ED164616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-29
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Engineering Industrial Support Program for 1977-1978.
Herr, Gregory; Gilliam, Elizabeth K.
The evaluation of a program designed to encourage minority group high school students to pursue a career in engineering is described. Program goals involved: (1) helping students to acquire an appreciation of the field, learn about requirements for entering an undergraduate program, and strengthen academic skills; (2) encouraging local industry participation; (3) encouraging the active involvement of high school teachers and counselors; (4) facilitating high school groups for future engineers; (5) involving parents; and (6) following project students as they progress through college. Participant activities included visits to several industrial sites and presentations by engineers at the University of Michigan. Some students also participated in a summer program emphasizing mathematics and technical communications skills. Data were drawn from project records, student surveys, and results of a mathematics test and written essay. Although portions of the program's objectives were not met during the first year of operation, many positive outcomes of the program were noted. Success of the summer academic program was indicated by significant increases in the criterion measures. Based upon the data and upon informal discussions and interviews, specific conclusions and recommendations were given. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Note: Evaluation conducted by the Consortium for Evaluation Research Training and Service