Developing an Ecosystem of Success for Built Environment Majors

The overall goal of this project is to increase STEM degree completion of low-income, high-achieving undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. The project will add to the vitality and the viability of New York City by increasing opportunities for the overall economic mobility of the students while promoting a diverse workforce.

Over its six-year duration, this project will fund scholarships to about 60 unique full-time students who are pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in one of the Built-Environment majors. The Built-Environment majors included in the project are Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Environmental Control Technology.

Associate degree students will receive up to two-years of scholarship support and baccalaureate degree students will receive up to four-years of scholarship support.

The project will leverage existing student and academic supports to develop an ecosystem of success. It will implement evidence based effective practices and assess the impact of these practices, degree attainment and entry into the U.S. workforce or graduate programs in STEM.

The project will develop a cohort of faculty and students in the built-environment majors, provide students with opportunities for internships and undergraduate research, and provide professional development for faculty and students.