21 May '13, 7pm

'Redshirt' Programs Could Help Generate More Engineers - IEEE Spectrum

'Redshirt' Programs Could Help Generate More Engineers - IEEE Spectrum

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s engineering school spearheaded the academic redshirting concept with its GoldShirt program in 2009. The five-year curriculum allows high school students to spend the first year catching up on math, science, and humanities courses before tackling undergraduate engineering courses. The university reports that its first redshirt engineer will graduate summa cum laude this fall after 4.5 years. The program’s retention rate is similar to that of the engineering school’s other programs.

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