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Pages: 2769-2778
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

THE RESEARCH SEMINAR PROGRAM: ITS VALIDITY AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL

R.J. Guerrero, E. Oviedo-Gonzalez, M. Fong, D. Mejia, V.H. Castillo, L. Siero

Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (MEXICO)
Many higher education schools have in one way or another, a permanent seminar program, which offers talks to the student body about the research activities that occur in or around the institution. This kind of activities are very common and serve many purposes, including satisfying the parameters set by the department of research (or a similar office). But more than a requisite, we believe that is an excellent medium for motivation and for science decimation. But rarely is there an effort to quantify the success of the program as it relates to the acceptance with in student body.

In this work we present polling results for a 2 year period of an ongoing university seminar program in multidisciplinary engineering/design/architecture school. The survey was designed with the intent of quantify the success of the activity in capturing the students attention and interest. We will show that the seminar program has been well received and that around 40 percent of its audience is of repeat participants and that 80 percent of the polled student’s grade the talks in a positive fashion.

A social activity, like this one, must be organic, meaning that adaptations must be made in accordance with the need and wants of the audience and/or school our results will show some of the tendencies of the audience that we believe will help the organizers in their work.
@InProceedings{GUERRERO2015RES,
author = {Guerrero, R.J. and Oviedo-Gonzalez, E. and Fong, M. and Mejia, D. and Castillo, V.H. and Siero, L.},
title = {THE RESEARCH SEMINAR PROGRAM: ITS VALIDITY AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {2769-2778}}
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AU - R.J. Guerrero AU - E. Oviedo-Gonzalez AU - M. Fong AU - D. Mejia AU - V.H. Castillo AU - L. Siero
TI - THE RESEARCH SEMINAR PROGRAM: ITS VALIDITY AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
PY - 2015
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2015
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2015 Proceedings
SP - 2769
EP - 2778
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R.J. Guerrero, E. Oviedo-Gonzalez, M. Fong, D. Mejia, V.H. Castillo, L. Siero (2015) THE RESEARCH SEMINAR PROGRAM: ITS VALIDITY AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 2769-2778.
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