Outreach and recruitment to attract students to chemical engineering: Fermenting students' interest in engineering

Robert Hesketh, Stephanie Farrell, C. Stewart Slater, Zenaida Keil, James Newell

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The techniques used to encourage young people to pursue careers in engineering are presented in this paper. The first two programs were developed by Rowan University faculty at other universities. The third program is being developed for a summer enhancement experience. The first program described was part of the Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science (ECOES) program developed by Stevens Institute of Technology in which the brewing process was employed to encourage high school students to consider engineering and science. A National Science Foundation sponsored Young Scholars program at the University of Tulsa is the second program presented which features hands-on engineering experiments and design activities. The third program is aimed at attracting women into engineering through funding by the EIF Foundation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3877-3892
Number of pages16
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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