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1 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant

2 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Introductions Lynn Mack – Dean, Instructional & Grant Development at Piedmont Technical College Anna Kolliopoulos – Assistant Director of SC ATE Center of Excellence at FDTC Franklin Brown – FDTC CET Student, Cyber Generation Tech Star, and Additive Manufacturing Intern Willard ‘Dean’ Mann – FDTC EET Students, Cyber Generation Tech Star and ATE Intern

3 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them S-STEM: What’s That? 2 S-STEM Models HiTech Scholars (Piedmont Technical College) Tech Stars (Florence-Darlington Technical College) Writing a Successful S-STEM Proposal

4 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant US citizen or permanent resident Academically talented students Demonstrating financial need Full-time enrollment Completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in STEM disciplines S-STEM: What’s That? NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) NSF , Grant Proposals Due in August Goal: More STEM students completing their STEM program in 2-years and entering the STEM workforce. Resource:

5 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant US citizen or permanent resident Academically talented students Demonstrating financial need Full-time enrollment Completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in STEM disciplines S-STEM: What’s That? US citizen or permanent resident Academically talented students Demonstrating financial need Full-time enrollment Completion of a degree in STEM disciplines

6 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant US citizen or permanent resident Academically talented students Demonstrating financial need Full-time enrollment Completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in STEM disciplines South Carolina Community CollegesS-STEM Scholarships Awarded $$$ Florence-Darlington Technical College 2 S-STEM grants 2 CSEMS grants $1,749,890 Horry-Georgetown Technical College 3 CSEMS grants $ 592,000 Piedmont Technical College 1 S-STEM grant 1 CSEM grant $ 993,064 Trident Technical College Technology Scholarship Program $ 204,124

7 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment

8 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Strategies Florence-Darlington Technical College Apply Tech Stars funds after all other financial aid Cover 100% of summer tuition Loan-to-own laptop computer or automotive diagnostic tool Mifi internet connectivity device Part-time STEM recruiter

9 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Strategies Florence-Darlington Technical College & Piedmont Technical College Requirements √ 3.0 cumulative GPA Cyber Generation Tech Stars/High Tech Scholars √ Demonstrated financial need √ Full-time student √ In curriculum classes- Out of developmental

10 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment

11 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Strategies Piedmont Technical College 1.Award 65 scholarships over four years 2.Automotive technology, Computer technology, and Engineering technology. 3. Recruit under-represented students 4. Graduate 50+ Hi-Tech scholars in the program cycle of 2 years.

12 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment 110 Hi-Tech Scholarships awarded 60+ graduates 50% to underrepresented students

13 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment- Piedmont Technical College Recruitment Challenges Strategies Recruiters Awareness of program Qualified students Developmental courses Full-time status Financial Aid Information sessions Mailings, website, posters, flyers Marketing Advisement Meeting with FA office regularly

14 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Strategies Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College – Pam Silvers, PI

15 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Strategies Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College – Pam Silvers, PI Change marketing 1 st Help others (2 nd living wage) Recruited to re-entry/non-traditional student

16 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Recruitment Student Stories

17 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Retention

18 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Retention

19 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Retention- FDTC Women in Technology ChallengesStrategies Students leaving program for low GPA On-line courses success rate Life challenges Loan-to-Own Scholarship $$$ Tech Stars Advisor – Mentoring DOL and DOE collaborations

20 Piedmont Technical College Retention Strategies  Recognition of scholars at major events  Encouraged to be leaders on campus  Online learning community course  Monthly luncheons  Study skills for STEM students  Mentors

21 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Retention Strategies Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 1.PBL – engage women and re-write scenarios to appeal to women by adding a story up front 2.Gender equity workshop for faculty- personal encouragement 3.‘Women in Technology’ group

22 Student Spotlight  Malaurie Hullings-Engineering Graphics Technology Program Scholar  Presidential Ambassador  Work Study  Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society  Student mentor/helper When someone says "computer technology, engineering technology, or automotive technology" the first thing that comes to my mind is Hi-Tech ! You can't beat getting $1800 a semester and a laptop for a little hard work for good grades and showing up to a couple of meetings. The tuition help covers almost my entire cost of schooling at Piedmont Technical College and the laptop gives me the ability to work from home. Everything I need to graduate in two years! What more could I ask for?”

23 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Retention Student Stories

24 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Writing a Successful S-STEM Proposal What Are the Two Musts of All Proposals Intellectual Merit: The potential to advance knowledge; and Broader Impacts: The potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.

25 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Writing a Successful S-STEM Proposal What Must you Address in Your Proposal? Creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts/activities Plan is well-reasoned, well-organized, & based on a sound rationale Plan incorporates a mechanism to assess success Qualifications of management team match plan Adequate resources available to the PI

26 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Can your proposal make the score? Clear problem solution & data (20/10 points) Clear criteria for student selection (10 points) Management Plan (15) Project Evaluation (10 points) Student Support Structure (15 points) Success of students is well planned (10 points) Budget (10)

27 Once You Get Them How Do You Keep Them Take Aways Be realistic!


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