Active research experience for undergraduates increases students' motivation and academic performance

Fadi Deek, Vladimir Briller, Robert Friedman, Mishra Durga, Kamal Joshi

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Abstract

An active research experience for undergraduates (REU) was discussed. Research experience for undergraduate students provides educational experience through specially designed active research projects. A quasi-experimental design was applied to analyze the impact of REU on academic achievements. Retention rates, cummulative grade point average (GPA) and overall academic persistence measured by ratio of earned and attempted credit hours were also analyzed. Educational outcomes such as obtaining graduate education and employment were measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2187-2204
Number of pages18
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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