Use of objective-based undergraduate research project experience as a graduate student recruitment tool

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This paper describes experience in using hands-on undergraduate research exposure as a tool to identify and recruit potentially successful graduate students. Undergraduate students with an interest in graduate education work toward a well-defined goal under the guidance of the faculty member, typically supporting a senior graduate student on his/her thesis research. The quality of the undergraduate research is maintained by requiring that the results of the research be presented at a major technical conference. It is found that a large percentage of such undergraduate students ultimately enroll and succeed in graduate school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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