RISE to evaluate Iowa Space Grant Consortium project at Iowa State
December 13, 2017
RISE was awarded $2,000 to evaluate an Iowa Space Grant Consortium project aimed at curriculum development for the Department of Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University. The project team noted students experienced challenges securing internships or career opportunities when they lacked sufficient real-world, hands-on experience. This award will provide funding for classroom materials aimed at enhancing in-class experiences mimicking real-world problem-solving activities in industry careers. RISE researchers Brandi Geisinger and Joshua Mitchell will evaluate the extent to which these new in-class opportunities effect students’ interest and confidence in their degree programs, as well as their intentions to remain in Industrial Engineering.