|Engineering professor Dr. Jennifer Jewett VanAntwerp will present findings from a pilot study of engineering student retention at Calvin at the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) on Tuesday, June 24 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The presentation will describe a new measurement model that attempts to document students’ experiences of seven important dimensions of engineering education, including recruitment efforts, the cultural setting, and others. CSR staff assisted in survey design, deployed the online survey for engineering students, and used AMOS 16.0 software to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis of the measurement model. We will post a link to the paper here as soon as ASEE makes a public version available.|
Congratulations to Gwen Einfeld, CSR’s omni-competent senior Research Coordinator. Gwen’s team won the first annual bizPlan entrepreneurship competition at Calvin in late November. An engineering major, Gwen helped Team Volturna propose a design for an electronic device that would receive wireless multimedia from computers and display it on a television.
Gwen is an outstanding veteran member of CSR’s student team. She became our “Research Coordinator” in 2006 and has continued to shine as an internal technical expert. At present, she is doing database design and team training for data cleaning for the Kent County Congregations Study (KCCS). Way to go, Gwen!