Krisys: A Low-Cost, High-Impact Recruiting and Outreach Tool
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The Krisys Robot Platform has met or exceeded the expectation of the EET/TET Programs faculty members in developing a successful and sustainable methodology for recruitment and outreach. As more resources and learning experiences are realized, the scope of the initiative will continue to expand. Having better name recognition among high-school students and having them gain a better appreciation for and ability to differentiate between the Engineering Technology curricula and other more typical electrical engineering and computer science programs is of value to the ability to attract high caliber freshman into technology programs. Expansion to include more availability and variety of workshops and online support for younger students to get started will pay significant dividends in terms of increased enrollment of motivated and capable students. This initiative is also providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience for undergraduate students involved with the development and delivery of these workshops. 2011 American Society for Engineering Education.