Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World (2005: Jun. 12-15, Portland, OR)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Sponsor(s)

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2153-5965

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.

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