Student engagement in a summer bridge program for engineering calculus success

Sandra B Nite, G.Donald Allen, Ali Bicer, James Morgan

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Abstract

Freshmen entering college with the goal of attaining an engineering degree often lack the necessary mathematics and problem solving skills to be successful. A summer bridge program was designed to assist students in gaining the requisite skills for success in Engineering Calculus I. Students who enrolled in a pre-calculus bridge program during the summers of 2011, 2012, and 2013, completed a survey at the end of the program (n = 100). Correlations were calculated between the number of sessions attended and survey responses about self-reported improvement in mathematics and problem solving skills. Correlations of variables in the study were positive and statistically significant (p < .05).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of STEAM Education Conference 2016
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherUniversity of Hawaii
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSTEAM Education Conference 2016 - Hawaiian Prince Hotel Waikiki, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201612 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceSTEAM Education Conference 2016
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period10/06/1612/06/16

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    Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Bicer, A., & Morgan, J. (2016). Student engagement in a summer bridge program for engineering calculus success. In Proceedings of STEAM Education Conference 2016 University of Hawaii.