Engineering or Physical Sciences? An Exploration of How First-year University Students Choose
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1-2 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how students choose between engineering and the physical sciences, and how to help them make more effective decisions about their course of study?
Join us for an in-person seminar that addresses:
“Engineering or Physical Sciences: How to Choose?
An exploration of how first-year university students choose between studying the physical sciences and engineering”
Thursday October 13, from 1-2pm
Core Science Facility, Room 1203
Floor 1.5, east elevator, level 1M
Light refreshments served
Engineering and the physical sciences share many common foundations for knowledge, so how do students choose between one and the other? Our multidisciplinary research team is investigating how first-year university students choose between the physical sciences and engineering. In this seminar we will share preliminary results from an online survey conducted at MUN in Sept 2022. We will facilitate discussion on how results from our study may inform outreach and pedagogy for science and engineering, and thus foster greater attraction and retention of undergraduate students in STEM fields, and greater career sustainability and life satisfaction for our graduates.
Presented by the MetaKettle Project and the Grenfell Observatory
Dr. Cecilia Moloney, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, School of Science and Environment, Grenfell
Dr. Janna Rosales, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Mr. Amit Sundly, Faculty of Medicine
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Presented by MetaKettle Project; Grenfell Observatory