ERIC Number: ED316143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Wright STEPP (Wright State University Engineering Preparation Program).
Beck, Clark E.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University implemented its first summer pre-engineering program in 1988 to increase the number of minority students from the area who graduate from high school with sufficient interest and academic preparation to successfully pursue engineering or some other science- or mathematics-based career at the college or univeristy level. The 5-week program for students in Grades 7-10 includes mathematics, logic, problem-solving, computer science, an introduction to engineering, and such non-academic components as role models, academic motivation and enrichment, career awareness, study skills development, field trips and tours, and physical activities. Participating partners are the university, the Dayton Public Schools, the Aeronautical Systems Division, and industry. The university provided initial funding and will seek outside funding for continuation and expansion. The program begins with a maximum of 40 students and will expand to include about 200 from the Dayton area. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.