Restructuring the freshman year in engineering at UTEP

S. Starks, M. Beruvides, W. Fisher, V. Kreinovich, S. Pinon, M. Robbins, C. Turner, W. Turner, E. Villa

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The Alliance of nine academic components of The University of Texas System and six regional community colleges is formed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students enrolling in, graduating from and entering graduate programs in science and engineering. The Alliance is funded through a cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). A curriculum reform effort being conducted at UTEP and supported through the UT System AMP that addresses the freshman year experience for engineering efforts is presented. This effort resulted in the creation of a new sequence of interdisciplinary introductory courses in engineering. The implementation of these courses is expected to increase the retention of engineering students through the freshman year and will better prepare them for subsequent studies in engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 24th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1994Nov 6 1994


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