ERIC Number: ED306889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Lincoln Advanced Science & Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) Program.
The Lincoln Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) Program at Lincoln University, which has recruited over 100 students for majors in technical fields, is described in this report. To date, over 70% have completed or will complete technical degrees in engineering, physics, chemistry, and computer science. Of those completing the undergraduate degree, over 40% have gone on to graduate and professional schools. The objectives of the Lincoln Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) program are to identify future minority scientists and engineers to meet the future needs of society and to help LASER students achieve success by providing opportunities for advancement based on their academic performance. The four parts of LASER are: (1) identification, recruitment and training of minority students for careers in science and engineering; (2) student reinforcement and retention; (3) introduction of research and development experiences and exposure to national scientific and technical facilities; and (4) improve, upgrade and expand the required facilities and equipment. Recruitment, selection, curriculum and faculty are described, as are retention and program completion data. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Univ., PA.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.