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Investigating Student Interest in Post-Secondary STEM Education
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2005, Portland, OR)
  • Anant R. Kukreti
  • Shafiqul Islam
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Karen C. Davis
  • Mark G. Turner
  • Catherine V. Maltbie
  • Thaddeus W. Fowler
Interest among students for post-secondary STEM education and causes behind the declining enrollment rate was analyzed. A K-12 survey was developed at the University of Cincinnati to gather information directly from students to verify the teachers' statements regarding K-12 students' perceptions of the engineering profession and studying engineering in college. The K-12 student survey respondents indicated that about 28% of the 6-12 graders were interested in engineering. The survey also showed that students wanted to be an engineer because it was a stable living.
Meeting Name
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World (2005: Jun. 12-15, Portland, OR)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Enrollment,
  • K-12 survey,
  • STEM education,
  • Technical capabilities,
  • Curricula,
  • Professional aspects,
  • Societies and institutions,
  • Students,
  • Surveys,
  • Teaching,
  • Engineering education
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
© 2005 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
Citation Information
Anant R. Kukreti, Shafiqul Islam, Daniel B. Oerther, Karen C. Davis, et al.. "Investigating Student Interest in Post-Secondary STEM Education" Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2005, Portland, OR) (2005) p. 9021 - 9036 ISSN: 2153-5965
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