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Summer camps have proven to be a valuable tool to attract and recruit students interested in pursuing a career in the STEM field. They have been also used to spark their curiosity in areas like mathematics. However, these camps do not help with issues that appear after the student has been admitted at the university. It is well known that many students are shocked when they transition from high-school to college. Many of them do not know how to handle their academic freedom; they start without any friends, and they do not know the campus and the resources available. By realizing this situation a 1-week resident summer camp for incoming freshman has been created at . The goal of this is camp is to help them with their transition from high-school to college. During the summer camp, they review concepts related to Math and Science, they are introduced to the campus and resources available, and they meet other students who are also interested in pursuing a career in the STEM field. The students stay at the dormitories located in campus; they eat in the cafeteria, and they collaborate with the professors in classroom and laboratory settings.



Ochoa, H. A., & Aul, C. J., & Bruton, D., & Timmons, C. J. (2017, June), A Summer Camp in Engineering Physics for Incoming Freshman to Improve Retention and Student Success Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio.

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