Engaging Students in Interdisciplinary Research and Industry Connections
Research Academics & Mentoring Pathways (RAMP) 2023 was an outstanding success. For the first time, we had more high school students (ten) than new first-year engineering students (nine). All students represented 12 different high schools. See our participant profiles.
Our new RAMP ’23 engineering group includes future graduates from the disciplines of civil, environmental, electrical, computer, biomedical, mechanical and industrial engineering. First-year students also enrolled in Calculus 1 or Pre-Calculus 2 during the six-week program, while high school students explored a diversity of engineering disciplines.
This year, RAMP focused on providing students skills in conducting research and connecting students to mentors from six companies: Abiomed, Acentech, Analog Devices, Azenta Life Sciences, Brooks Automation and Red Hat.
Six RAMP first-year students have been awarded the immersive research scholarship.
Three teams were formed through students self-selecting a research topic of interest. Two of the three final presentations are available to watch on the RAMP YouTube channel.