Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Benchmarking to track success in increasing diversity "

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
Technology; Research context: Analysis of diversity statistics
Project Description:
Identify the outreach/recruitment K-12 activities in the College of Technology and the type of data collected to determine how many of the students who attended the programs ultimately return to Purdue as a student. Determine what other metrics should be tracked to better assess the resulting impact of the programs. Define a process to collect the data and to perform the analyses on a regular basis.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will be involved in all stages including identification of available data, identification of additional data that should be collected, and developing a plan to regularly collect and analyze the data.
Related Website(s):
Desired Qualifications:
1 minimum GPA of 3.0 2 completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college courses 3 completed at least one college statistics/math course 4 willing to complete human subjects online training, if needed 5 proficiency with Microsoft Office tools a plus
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Harriger, Alka
computer and information technology

Student Supervisor

Alka Harriger
Professor & Associate Dept Head

Cooperating Faculty

Daphene Koch
Building Construction Management
Alejandra Magana
Computer and Information Technology