Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) serves more than 8,000 students in the Lower Rio Grande Valley area and broader Mexico region. UTB is a Hispanic-serving institution that attracts students from the surrounding areas, including the Mexico border region. The College of Science, Mathematics and Technology (CSMT) established a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cohort program to help the majority of students to earn a degree in a STEM field in the shortest possible time. The challenges and obstacles encountered during the planning and implementation phase of the STEM cohort program are discussed in this paper, as are the adjustments and real solutions adopted to move the project forward and the retention problems encountered with the student groups.

Comments

Copyright American Society for Engineering Education, 2014

Publication Title

121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20753

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