ERIC Number: ED197949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Incentive Program in Science and Engineering: A Progress Report for 1976-1977. Final Report.
Urvater, Ernest M.; And Others
The IPSE (Incentive Program in Science and Engineering) was designed to increase the number of lower socioeconomic status students who major in engineering and science. This document is a progress report of the demonstration project. It focuses on the third year evaluation, changes observed in students over time, and a summary evaluation. Students were enrolled in the IPSE program during their sophomore year in high school, and most continued in the program through senior year. The goals of this evaluation were to assess the effects of participation in the program on the following variables: (1) students' attitudes toward science, (2) attitudes toward the various components of the IPSE program, (3) the number of math and science courses attempted, and (4) college attendance and major field of study. A job interest questionnaire, interivews, and mail surveys were used to obtain data. Results of the study indicated that IPSE students had more positive attitudes toward science and scientific occupations than did control groups. They took more science and mathematics courses, and a larger proportion of IPSE students went to college. When compared to the control group, twice as many IPSE students chose science majors in college. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
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