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).
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of STEAM Education Conference 2016|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Publisher||University of Hawaii|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||STEAM Education Conference 2016 - Hawaiian Prince Hotel Waikiki, Honolulu, United States|
Duration: 10 Jun 2016 → 12 Jun 2016
|Conference||STEAM Education Conference 2016|
|Period||10/06/16 → 12/06/16|
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.