NASA / UNCF CIPA II Grant - Dr. Jeffrey Forrest

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Community College of Denver

Metropolitan State College of Denver

ACES Program

NASA CIPA II Grant

Introduction

Foundation & Development


Jeff Forrest

Mission, Goals & Activities


Keith Norwood

The Aerospace Industry


By 2009, approx. 70% of U.S.
aerospace engineering work
force will retire.




NASA, aerospace
companies, & universities
indicate low interest by U.S.
students in aerospace


“millennial” phenomena

Aerospace Engineers


What do they do?


Aerospace engineers predominantly work in:


Aeronautical engineering
--

projects related to the design,
development, and use of aircraft


Astronautical engineering
--

projects related to the design,
development, and use of spacecraft.


Aerospace engineers background:
math
,
science
, &
project management
!

NASA & Work Force Development


NASA


recruiting & retention


> $160m yr. for education


NASA could benefit significantly by expanding to
the engineering disciplines its approaches to
establishing relationships in the sciences at the
university level.
(
National Academies Space Studies Board)


Grants are key to this strategy ….


Curriculum Improvement
Partnership Award,
CIPA



Jointly administered by NASA & the United Negro
College Fund Special Programs Corporation


CIPA assists minority colleges & universities in
creating STEM programs


elevate institutional prestige


attract and prepare future generations of students for
successful careers in the fields of science and technology


Key focus in on aerospace engineering technology


MSCD & CCD partnered and were awarded a CIPA II
grant ($380,000)



NASA / UNCF CIPA II Grant

CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP AWARD II (2006)

Improve access by minorities to collegiate programs preparing careers in aerospace.

Graduate Schools

Industry

MSCD Mechanical Engineering

MSCD Aviation & Aerospace Science


-
Aerospace Engineering Technology

& Systems Management (BS)


Mechanical Engineering


-
Aerospace & Aviation

Operations Management (BS)


-

Aerospace Tech & Math

Program (AS)

2+2 Degree Program:

“STK” Aerospace Lab


Lab


Aerospace applications


MSCD awarded 22 seats of
Satellite Toolkit

(STK) by
Analytical Graphics, Inc. ($1.5m)


Astrodynamics

& space flight
mission analysis


Project management



CIPA II Project Overview



Mission


Attract new students to aerospace
-
related programs


Produce skilled graduates seeking careers in
aerospace industry


Academic foundation in engineering technology, aerospace
science, & project management


Project Goals, Objectives,
Outcomes


Goal 1: Strengthen math curriculum at CCD


Outcomes

Metrics


Achievement

Math curriculum that
transfers to MSCD’s
aerospace engineering
technology program

Develop articulation
agreement

Spring 2006

Enhance math &
science curriculum to
feature project
management
methodologies

Incorporated into:

Calculus I & II


Biology 201 &
Chemistry 111

Fall 2006 & Spring
2007

Fall 2006 & Spring
2007

Project Goals, Objectives,
Outcomes (cont’d)


Goal 1: Strengthen math curriculum at CCD


Outcomes

Metrics


Achievement

Creation of
CSMARTS & Aviation
History curricula at
CCD

CSMARTS
curriculum complete


Aviation History
completed

Offering in Fall 2007



Offering in Fall 2007

Provide training to
faculty on NASA
project management
methodology

CCD faculty
participated in
specially designed
training discipline
-
specific.

9 math/science & 3
business faculty in
Fall 2006


6 math/science & 6
business faculty in
Spring 2007


Project Goals, Objectives,
Outcomes (cont’d)


Goal 2: Improve CCD minority numbers in STEM
disciplines leading to A.S. degree & transfer
options towards B.S.


Outcomes

Metrics


Achievement

Number of
minority students
enrolled in AS
programs will
increase

Marketing materials
created



ACES Summer camp for
high school students


Develop educational
opportunities for students


Number of minority
students expect to
increase 20% over 3 years

Brochures & poster distributed
to high schools & colleges



30 students in Summer 2006;
31 students in Summer 2007


ACES Summer camp field trips
to Ball Aerospace


Enrolled minority students
increase of 7.5% for year 1

Project Goals, Objectives,
Outcomes (cont’d)


Goal 2: Improve CCD minority numbers in STEM
disciplines leading to A.S. degree & transfer
options towards B.S.


Outcomes

Metrics


Achievement

Create structured
program to retain
students of color

CCD developed &
implemented student
-
tracking database


Educational Case Manager
will identify, track, & advise
ACES students


Math & science tutoring will
be provided


Implemented in Summer
2007



6 students signed up for
A.S. degree & being
monitored


Started in Spring 2007

23 students served

Partnering


Ball Aerospace
--

field trips for 30 high school
students in ACES Summer Scholars program


guest lecturers for our ACES Seminar Series


Lockheed
-
Martin
--

technical support for projects in
a trigonometry class


internships for ACES students will be established


Colorado Association of Black Professional
Engineers & Scientists
--

assistance with recruiting
& obtaining speakers for activities.


North High School in Denver, CO
--

recruiting & is a
partner with the Wired grant


Denver Museum of Nature & Science
--

field trips

CIPA Curriculum Integration


CCD


Infused project management into Calculus I


Offered Intro to Project Management course


Two new & three modified courses will be
added



MSCD


Aviation & Aerospace Science added four
courses


Mechanical Engineering Technology added
courses: CSMARTS, Aircraft Design,
Aerospace Vehicle Design

Project Impact


Project Evaluation


Articulation agreement


Course modifications


New course development


Increase student enrollment


Increase student retention



Institution & Community


Recognition of importance of project
management by students & faculty


Student awareness of future aerospace
careers

Year 2 Goals


Significant Progress


New degree created


Articulation agreement signed


Infusing in curricula with project management


Updating new computer labs



Changes to implementation schedule


Expanded tutoring


CSMARTS being offered in Fall 2007


Student tracking system completed this
summer due to change in state tracking

Year 2 Goals, Cont’d


Major Challenges so far


Creating 2+2 degree was a serious undertaking


Lower student enrollment numbers from
underrepresented populations than expected


Increase grant visibility on high schools &
partnering


ACES Photo Gallery


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Dr. Jeff Forrest