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Title: Using Guitar Manufacturing to Recruit Students into STEM Disciplines PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Aikens, Mike
French, Mark
Harriger, Bradley
Shade, Steve
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The challenge to recruit students into manufacturing engineering technology degree programs continues to be competitive and requires creativity and innovation. Creating an interest in STEM related programs has become the new frontier for many colleges and universities across the nation. The traditional recruitment approach of static websites and brochures fail to attract the interest of potential students. This approach must be adjusted to include the evolving interests of each new incoming generation of students; if its not animated, colorful, virtual, cool and most importantly part of their current world, capturing student interest is difficult at best.This paper will address a planned summer workshop for high school students that will use the guitar to introduce the fun side of engineering and specifically manufacturing. The workshops build on experience from semester classes in stringed instrument manufacturing and from an adult summer workshop on guitar making. Additionally, details of the guitar workshop, funding and support from industry, professional societies, and state and federal agencies will be discussed.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Public relations -- College publicity. Recruiting
Technology -- Manufactures -- Miscellaneous industries -- Other industries, A-Z
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Manufacturing
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-10-06 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-06 15:06:43 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
Full Record Views: 159
Resource URL Clicks: 22
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