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Author Wilson, S.S.
Sponsorship IEEE Educ. Soc.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Educational institutions ♦ Recruitment ♦ Power engineering and energy ♦ Employee welfare ♦ Mechanical engineering ♦ Robots ♦ Electrical engineering ♦ History ♦ Civil engineering ♦ Engineering profession
Abstract Recruiting students is always an important issue for any engineering program. One method of recruiting is to involve K-12 students in hands-on engineering applications. Many K-12 students have no appreciation for the field of engineering and what engineers do. Informing students can be achieved by providing students with the opportunity to experience engineering. Faculty members in the Department of Engineering at Western Kentucky University (WKU) are involved in several means of outreach to the K-12 community such as a high school robot competition, elementary school enrichment programs, junior high student summer programs, and elementary school Saturday programs. These measures will provide students with a concept of the field of engineering and eventually increase enrollment at WKU.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Eng., Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY, USA (Wilson, S.S.)
ISBN 0780366697
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-10-10
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 297.13 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library