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New MU engineering grant hopes to boost retention and graduation rate

New MU engineering grant hopes to boost retention and graduation rate

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program at MU has received almost $1 million in funding to help boost retention and graduation rates of low-income and underrepresented students in the department. The National Science Foundation’s grant was awarded in December to Vellore Gopalaratnam, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. It aims to increase […]

Education, engineering team up on retention study

Researchers from the University of Missouri College of Education and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting, and satisfaction among engineering students. The team has tapped engineering’s Heather Hunt to aid their efforts.

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