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Dual Enrollment: A STEM/Engineering Initiative

Abstract: This paper is authored by Tecca Larrick at Kent State University-Tuscarawas. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference, UW-Stout July 16-17.

Dual Enrollment partnerships between high schools and universities are not unusual. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) dual enrollment initiative between Kent State University-Tuscarawas and eleven high schools is not only unique in its objectives but also in its delivery method. In conjunction with the Dual Enrollment initiative, we have also implemented a Cyber Club which includes the same eleven high schools and the Women in Engineering seminar. The Cyber Club reaches students on a daily basis in their high schools and the Women in Engineering seminar focuses on bringing more young women into a STEM related field. The result has been an outstanding response and success rate that can be emulated in educational institutions across the country.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Engineering - K-12 Outreach - Women and Girls in STEM

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