Engineering Technology Scholars-IMProving REtention and Student Success

Project Duration: January 2018-December 2022

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

NSF Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS)

Overview

Michigan Tech's School of Technology was awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to begin addressing a need in Michigan and across the country, for a highly-trained, engineering technology, STEM workforce with baccalaureate degrees.

The five-year Engineering Technology Scholars-IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS) project provides financial support and an ecosystem of high-impact curricular and co-curricular activities to increase the success of academically-talented students. 

A total of 12 first-time undergraduate engineering technology students will be supported with scholarships for four years. 36 students transferring from community colleges in the State of Michigan and neighboring states, will be supported with scholarships for two years. Each scholarship amounts to $4,500 per funded year. 

The project brings together Michigan Tech’s programs in engineering technology that are offered through its School of Technology, and programs in the University's Pavlis Honors College. School of Technology targeted majors are:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

Acceptance to the ETS-IMPRESS program includes admission to the Pavlis Honors Collegean innovative and inclusive college designed around high-impact educational practices. Accepted students will take Honors courses to compliment their studies. 

Apply Online

ETS-IMPRESS scholarship applications can be submitted online. The online application is designed for both first-year and transfer students.

Transfer student scholarship applicants must have an associate’s degree in a relevant engineering technology program prior to joining Michigan Tech.

Apply before March 16, 2018.

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Management Team

The ETS-IMPRESS project is managed by

Nasser Alaraje

Nasser Alaraje

  • PI and Professor and Program Chair, School of Technology
Lorelle Meadows

Lorelle Meadows

  • Co-PI and Dean, Pavlis Honors College
Guy Hembroff

Guy Hembroff

  • Co-PI and Associate Professor, School of Technology
John Irwin

John Irwin

  • Co-PI and Professor and Program Chair, School of Technology
Mohsen Azizi

Mohsen Azizi

  • Co-PI and Assistant Professor School of Technology
Kellie Raffaelli

Kellie Raffaelli

  • Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Susan Amato-Henderson

Susan Amato-Henderson

  • Project Evaluator and Associate Professor and Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Laura Fiss

Laura Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavils Honors College
Aleksandr Sergeyev

Aleksandr Sergeyev

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology