Interest among students for post-secondary STEM education and causes behind the declining enrollment rate was analyzed. A K-12 survey was developed at the University of Cincinnati to gather information directly from students to verify the teachers' statements regarding K-12 students' perceptions of the engineering profession and studying engineering in college. The K-12 student survey respondents indicated that about 28% of the 6-12 graders were interested in engineering. The survey also showed that students wanted to be an engineer because it was a stable living.
A. R. Kukreti et al., "Investigating Student Interest in Post-Secondary STEM Education," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2005, Portland, OR), pp. 9021-9036, American Society for Engineering Education, Jun 2005.
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World (2005: Jun. 12-15, Portland, OR)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Keywords and Phrases
Enrollment; K-12 survey; STEM education; Technical capabilities; Curricula; Professional aspects; Societies and institutions; Students; Surveys; Teaching; Engineering education
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Article - Conference proceedings
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