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First-year students majoring in engineering, mathematics and science are often unprepared for the rigor
of their courses and therefore drop out of these programs at a rate greater than that for other disciplines. That’s why the Colleges of Engineering and Science at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed an interdisciplinary program to boost retention rates for first- and second-year students.
We are excited to describe the UT Arlington retention program, entitled “Arlington Undergraduate Research-based Achievement for STEM” (AURAS). This program includes a supplemental classroom support system, as well as out-of-classroom Authentic STEM Experiences. This program will provide strategic support for incoming students, particularly underrepresented minorities in STEM, who may not be well prepared for the challenging subjects required by their chosen majors.

Emerging Scholars Programs
We are now accepting applications for the Emerging Scholars Program for Fall 2012.
Authentic STEM Experiences
For more information and other opportunities click below.
In order to retain more students in engineering and science majors, there is now
more support for challenging freshman courses. In particular, the UT Arlington AURAS program addresses Precalculus, Calculus and Chemistry courses that have a reputation for causing potential scientists and engineers to drop out of these majors.
The AURAS project uses the highly successful Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) model to change the teaching environment of these introductory STEM classes to increase retention and success rates. Also, ESP courses in math and chemistry are gateways to the authentic experiences including undergraduates in research opportunities. Click here to learn more.
Be involved in research with paid stipends or in other STEM work or service activities; get help with highly
sought after co-ops and internships and learn about opportunities with student-focused team competitions and service events.
By offering paid research opportunities or STEM work experiences, we allow you to make the money you need without having to disengage intellectually from your studies, and experience the relationship of core subjects to basic research Click here to learn more.

 

AURAS is funded by the National Science Foundation, NSF STEP grant #0856796. Dr. Lynn Peterson (CSE) is the principal investigator, and the co-investigators are Dr. Carter Tiernan (CSE), Dr. Ramon Lopez (Phys), Dr. James Epperson (Math), and Dr. Kevin Schug (Chem/Biochem), in this ~$2M grant effort. NSF support for this program is gratefully acknowledged.

AURAS is funded by the National Science Foundation, NSF STEP grant #0856796. Dr. Lynn Peterson (CSE) is the principal investigator, and the co-investigators are Dr. Carter Tiernan (CSE), Dr. Ramon Lopez (Phys), Dr. James Epperson (Math), and Dr. Kevin Schug (Chem/Biochem), in this ~$2M grant effort. NSF support for this program is gratefully acknowledged.

 


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