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dc.contributor.advisorPinhero, Patrick J.eng
dc.contributor.advisorMorton, Terrell R.eng
dc.contributor.authorCathey, Jeffrey J.eng
dc.date.issued2020eng
dc.date.submitted2020 Springeng
dc.description.abstractStudents that identify as Black1, chemical engineers, and 1st-year undergraduates face unique circumstances along with perspectives that have not been assessed in depth. This pilot study aims to highlight the challenges facing 1st-year African-American students, within the bounds of their experiences during their introductory chemical engineering course and overall interactions within a Chemical Engineering Department at a Predominately White Institution (PWI). The emphasis on 1st-year students is that this group faces the largest retraction of enrollment across disciplines and the students studied possess intersecting identities noted to foster an "at-risk" retention history. Chemical engineering is a specialized major in itself and faces unique retention challenges; studies specific to retention in chemical engineering separate from engineering as a whole are limited. African American engineering retention characteristics and phenomena are an emerging field; insight specific to chemical engineering 1st-year students are not heavily reflected in the literature. The literature and my own findings show cultural2 barriers that hinder African-American students from perceiving the department as a nurturing and inclusive environment. This pilot study looks to bridge the institutional divides to gain an understanding of a population overlooked, as an effort to build a base for future work specifically examining and addressing Black students' experiences in chemical engineering.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (v, 56 pages) ; Illustrationseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/78588
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License. Copyright held by author.
dc.subject.disciplineEngineeringeng
dc.titleInnovative immersion approach to retention of African-American 1st year chemical engineerseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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