Infrastructure Support in Engineering at Tuskegee University
Final rept. 27 Sep 1993-31 Dec 1998
TUSKEGEE UNIV AL
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This report describes several infrastructure development projects implemented within the School of Engineering and Architecture. The major objectives were to motivate and prepare students and teachers at the pre-college level, to strengthen the quality of engineering education at the college level, and to produce high caliber graduates who would pursue graduate studies. Under the pre-college category, we strengthened and expanded the already established program for 9th through 12th graders and reinforced linkages with selected middle schools of Alabama. In the college component, we implemented innovative freshmen level course modules to be delivered through the use of modern multi-media technologies and reinforced students preparation with the help of a comprehensive learning resources center. This approach substantially increased not only the retention rate but also the quality of the graduates produced. The third major component of the grant addressed issues dealing with the graduate school pipeline. We identified potential graduate students early in their undergraduate years and involved them in research and provided them with adequate preparation for graduate studies. Financial support in the form of fellowships provided fellowships for African-American graduate students at the masters degree level.
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