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Increasing High School Students’ Interest in Industrial Engineering Through a Summer Camp

  • Emre TokgözEmail author
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Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Abstract

Students’ transition from high school to university for pursuing an engineering degree can be challenging due to the changes when the lecturing culture changes. Some engineering students spend up to 2 years to figure out the engineering degree that they would want to pursue. Students can be familiarized with the industrial engineering concepts during their junior or senior high school years. In this work, the researcher will present the data collected on high school students’ ability to understand and employ a “lighter” version of the simulation course concepts taught to junior level industrial engineering undergraduate students. The data set was collected during an online summer camp offered to high school students and analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively to observe the summer camp’s impact on high school students’ interest in industrial engineering and simulation concepts. The qualitative and quantitative results both indicated an increase in camp participants’ interest to pursue an industrial engineering degree in the future.

Keywords

FlexSim Summer camp High school students 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Engineering, School of EngineeringQuinnipiac UniversityHamdenUSA

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