The differences in student performance on the chemistry components of the junior-level introduction to environmental engineering course based on the students' chemistry course background are examined. A set of advising heuristics to help incoming freshman select the appropriate program of study in chemistry based on their preparation and interests, was also developed. The composite ACT and percentage rank in high school graduating class were the two best predictive factors of success in a freshman chemistry course. A new set of heuristics, for advising in-coming freshman civil engineering students concerning which college chemistry courses to take, is created.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Event||2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States|
Duration: Jun 24 2001 → Jun 27 2001
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