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Pathways to Success in a NACME Partnership

  1. 1. 2012 AOE Counselor & Leadership ConferenceShaping A STEM Workforce That Looks Like America
  2. 2. Monday, October 29th, 2012 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
  3. 3. The “New” American Dilemma The relative absence of African Americans,American Indians, and Latinos in STEM studyand careers, and the requirement to reverse this situation to better compete globally, is what we refer to as the “New” American Dilemma. 3
  4. 4. Our Mission What Is NACME? To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.Our Vision An engineering workforce that looks like America.Our Goal Working with our partners to produce an engineering graduating class that looks like America.Our Purpose Our aim is to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Latino graduates in STEM education and careers, our metric is parity in the workforce, and our methodology is connecting the network of like-minded individuals and organizations that share a commitment to these aims. 4
  5. 5. Board of DirectorsRole of the Board of Directors: provide support and advocacy for NACME’s mission. 5
  6. 6. Corporate CouncilRole of the Corporate Council: to provide financial support to NACME’s mission. 6
  7. 7. The Situation 7
  8. 8. U.S. Population by Race and Ethnicity 2010 2030 2050 12% 12% 3% 12% 1% 2% 5% 6% 8% 1% 1% 1% 16% 46%65% 56% 23% 30% KEY White Black AI/AN/NHPI Hispanic Asian Two or more races Source: Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau. Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2010-2050. 8
  9. 9. NACME’s Goal:An Engineering Workforce that Looks Like AmericaEngineering Bachelor’s Degrees, 2009 U.S. Population, 2009 (n = 69,902, excl. foreign students) (n = 310,233,000) American American Indian/ Indian/ Alaska Alaska Native Asian Native 1% American 0.5% 5% Asian All other African AmericanAll other 12% 66% American African 12% 75% American 5% Latino 8% Latino 16% Source: ASEE, 2010 Source: U.S. Census Bureau 9
  10. 10. NACME STEM Integration ModelNACME will integrate existing program elements into a unified continuum that leverages existing partnerships for students to move along the NACME Continuum from: a) Academies of Engineering (AOEs) to NACME Partner Institutions and linkages to their community colleges b) NACME Scholars to the Alfred P. Sloan Community Foundation Minority Ph.D. and Sloan College Graduate Indigenous Graduate Partnership Program School faculty c) NACME Scholars to board companies for the Pre- Engineering purpose of gaining hands-on engineering experience in a summer internship/co-op assignment or to seek a full-time position d) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. and Sloan Indigenous Graduate University STEM Partnership Program Scholars to NACME Workforce Board Companies
  11. 11. NACME Partner Institutions 50 Partner Institutions as of August 2012 Purdue U Illinois Inst. of Tech. Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech. Kansas State U U of Akron Kettering U Bucknell U U of Illinois-Urbana Milwaukee School of Cornell U U of Missouri, Columbia Engineering City College of NY U of Missouri, Kansas City Missouri U of Science & Drexel U U of Oklahoma Technology Fairfield U NJIT RIT Rutgers, SUNJ Polytechnic Inst. of NYU West Stevens Institute Syracuse U Midwest U of Bridgeport U of Maryland, Baltimore Co. U of Central Florida Florida A&M UCalifornia State –LACalifornia State –Sac.University of Alaska Southwest Southeast Florida Int’l U Georgia Tech Louisiana State UU of Colorado–Boulder North Carolina A&T State UU of Washington Polytechnic U of Puerto RicoU of California–San Diego Tennessee Tech UU of Southern California Tuskegee U U of Arkansas Northern Arizona U of Kentucky Prairie View A&M Virginia Tech U of Texas–El Paso West Virginia U U of Texas–San Antonio U of Houston New Partner Institutions in red. 11
  12. 12. Graduating Scholars SurveyAn annual report on NACME Scholars who graduated to determine: • Scholars’ level of satisfaction with instructional and support features of their undergraduate engineering program • Research and/or internship experiences acquired by the Scholars during their undergraduate degree program • Post graduation employment positions and relatedness to their degree program • Graduate education coursework and degree plans 12
  13. 13. Preparedness by Students’ High School to Pursue an Engineering Degree 100% 2 1 3 7 9 8 9 6 90% 80% 13 Very Unprepared 17 23 70% 37 44 Somewhat 60% 35 Unprepared 50% 32 Moderately Well 40% Prepared 30% 53 Very Well Prepared 20% 38 29 31 27 10% 0% 13
  14. 14. Students’ Experiences with Attending Community College100% 1 8 1 Started at comm. college, 190% 7 earned associates, then 5 3 680% 8 transferred to a 4-yr 5 15 370% 2 1 Took classes at comm. college 3 and then transferred to a 4-yr60%50% Took classes at comm. college40% 9 while enrolled at 4-yr 56 18 23 1530% 1220% Did not attend a community10% college 0% Total VHR HR < Ph.D. HBCU HSI 14
  15. 15. NACME Scholar – Jennifer MosqueraInstitutions: Essex County Community College; New Jersey Institute of Technology Profile of AccomplishmentsMajor: Mechanical Engineering - Spoke at a briefing NACME held onCumulative GPA: 4.0 Capitol Hill to present its latestGraduation Date: May 2011 research on Community College transfers - Worked for Ecosystem, a Manhattan-based energy services company, and oversaw the conversion of a network of steam boilers to hot water in a building in New York, which conserved energy and cut costs - Enrolled in a master’s degree program in mechanical engineering at NJIT in the fall of 2012 15
  16. 16. Financial Aid Percent NumberNACME scholarship 88% 68Fellowship or scholarships other than NACME 82% 63Federal or state grant (e.g., Pell grants, Lottery Scholarships, etc.) 62% 48Student loans from the school you attended, the federal or state 43% 33government repayable after you leave schoolEarnings from internships/co-ops or other non-work-study 56% 43employmentFinancial support from parents, spouse, relatives, not to be repaid 42% 32Work-study 30% 23Tuition Waivers 20% 15Financial assistance from your employer 10% 8Loans from banks that are not specifically student loans 9% 7Loans from parents or other relatives (to be repaid) 10% 8Credit Cards 17% 13GI Bill benefits 4% 3Armed forces reserves or ROTC funds 3% 2 n 77 16
  17. 17. NACME Scholars’ Research Experiences by Gender 17
  18. 18. Student Internship Employers Student Internship Employers (2008-2011) 2008-2011 Company Name Number Raytheon 13 Lockhead Martin 12 General Electric 12 The Boeing Company 10 Intel Corporation 8 General Motors 5 John Deere 4 NASA 4 18
  19. 19. NACME Scholar – Tariq WalkerInstitution: North Carolina A&T Profile of AccomplishmentsMajor: Architectural Engineering – Inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon (PAE) – Architectural EngineeringCumulative GPA: 3.89 Honor SocietyGraduation Date: May 2012 – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority research grant recipient-- project in Structural Engineering – Served two summer internships with the Army Corps of Engineers in Germany – Volunteers to increase awareness about “stepping out” through working or studying abroad to improve professional advancement 19
  20. 20. Immediate Post-Graduate Plans 20
  21. 21. NACME Scholars’ EducationalPlans for the Next 12 Months Pursue Some Graduate School Coursework Pursue an MBA Other 26% 13% 10% Pursue a Masters Degree in Engineering 51% (n = 119) 21
  22. 22. Summary• NACME’s STEM Integration Model – Pipeline from AOEs to NACME Partner Institutions (and beyond)• Graduating Scholar Survey Results: – Students felt most prepared for mathematics out of High School – 33 percent of NACME Scholars attended Community College – Students took advantage of internship opportunities and attended conferences – From 2009-11, 30 percent of students accepted a full-time job, and 33 percent were planning to pursue graduate work – From 2009-11, for those working toward graduate school, 51 percent planned to pursue a master’s degree in engineering
  23. 23. Q&A 23