TITLE

Impact of Engineering Ambassador Programs on Student Development

AUTHOR(S)
Anagnos, Thalia; Lyman-Holt, Alicia; Marin-Artieda, Claudia; Momsen, Ellen
PUB. DATE
October 2014
SOURCE
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations & Research;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study highlights the positive impact of participation in an engineering ambassador program on students from two universities: Oregon State University, which is a large public university in a college town with a 13% minority student body, and Howard University, a mediumsized private university with a relatively small engineering program in an urban setting and enrolling a primarily minority population. Although these ambassador programs were designed with a primary goal of service to the engineering program and university, they serve an equally important goal of developing the skills and attitudes of the ambassadors themselves. Ambassadors from both universities were surveyed, and though the universities and the ambassador programs are different, results show that both programs have a similar positive impact on student goals, attitudes, leadership skills, and engineering self-efficacy.
ACCESSION #
100639397

 

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