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Transforming Education: Improving Quality, Cost, and Outcomes

August 5, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Please join the NSF Directorate for Engineering and the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources on Monday, August 5, 2019 for a Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Herb Schroeder of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

About the lecture
The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) was developed by Dr. Herbert Schroeder at the University of Alaska, Anchorage as a scholarship program for Alaska Native students interested in baccalaureate degrees and careers in engineering. Initiated in 1995, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that supports students from 5th-grade through Ph.D. studies. The ANSEP effort involves partnership with hundreds of corporations, philanthropic organizations, state and federal agencies, universities, high schools, and middle schools. ANSEP brings together a community of students, faculty, staff, and industry partners to strengthen social ties, encourage teamwork, and stimulate cultural enrichment. The ANSEP model identifies participants early, engages students at critical times in their academic careers, and tackles some of the toughest issues in science and engineering education. ANSEP provides academic support to eliminate the need for university remediation and associated costs for government and families, increases retention, cuts down student expenses, as well as reducing the requirement for state funding through accelerating degree completion.

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