ERIC Number: ED366373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program. Annual Report, September 1, 1992-August 31, 1993.
Berriozabal, Manuel P.
The Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) was established in 1979 at 10 college and university campuses in the state to identify high achieving middle/high school students interested in pursuing engineering or scientific careers and to give these individuals reinforcement to pursue future college studies. This annual report features information on program goals, components, approaches, and outcomes as of 1993. The first section, which reviews goals and operations, explains that TexPREP provides selected students with an academically intense 8 week summer program which stresses the development of abstract reasoning skills, problem-solving skills, and career opportunities in engineering and science through classroom and laboratory experience. This section also provides summaries of site activities and the 1993 TexPREP financial statement. The bulk of the report consists of the following appendixes: (1) a summary of operations; (2) program evaluations by site; (3) data on the ethnicity, gender, and grade level of 1993 TexPREP scholars by site; (4) a list of citations and awards; and (5) data from surveys of the academic status of former TexPREP participants, program distribution of participants (1979-1993), and TexPREP growth rate (overall and by site). These reports indicate that, since 1979, 8,067 students have successfully completed at least one summer of TexPREP, with 79% of participants coming from minority groups and 53% being females; 100% of the college-age respondents to follow-up surveys had graduated high school; and 92% had graduated from or were currently in college. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, College Students, Engineering Education, Followup Studies, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Science Programs, Student Recruitment, Summer Programs, Technical Education, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., San Antonio.
Identifiers: Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program