Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2014

3  The University of Texas at El Paso  (23667)

Principal Investigator: Stephen Aley

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 2,500,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/14 <> 8/31/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Biological Sciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Science

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: UTEP Program to Educate and Retain Students in STEM Tracks

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: none


Program Title: N/A


The University of Texas at El Paso will establish a new Freshman Research Sequence, the "Program to Educate and Retain Students In Stem Tracks" (UTEP PERSIST), that is grounded in current education theory, modeled on current best practices, and built on a foundation of existing curricular and programmatic innovation at UTEP. The program provides entering students the opportunity to replace traditional didactic freshman science laboratories with laboratories that incorporate authentic research experiences led by UTEP scientists. The short term expected outcomes of this new sequence, based both on national reports and on pilot projects at UTEP, are increased recruitment into STEM disciplines, greater retention of freshman and sophomore STEM students in both university and STEM disciplines, and the earlier establishment of professional identity within each of the participating STEM disciplines. Longer-term outcomes of this program include higher numbers of STEM graduates, and an increase in the number and proportion of STEM graduates matriculating in graduate and professional programs.

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