You are here

Analysis of the Influence of Undergraduate Research on the Engineering Formation from the Point of View of Students

Journal Name:

Publication Year:

Abstract (2. Language): 
This paper presents a study carried out to verify how the Undergraduate Research Experience during graduation influences the formation and the decision regarding the professional future of the engineering courses students. In order to reach this goal, a survey was prepared and sent to the students linked to research projects at the Engineering School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, followed by analyses based on the answers obtained. It can be noticed that most of the respondents believe that the scientific research experience contributes in a positive way to their formation and to their ability to learn, the mentors’ approach and mentory was also assessed as positive. However, the majority of the interviewees do not intend to pursue an academic career. It is concluded that the scientific research helped the students to become more critical and allowed them to broaden their knowledge about the topics studied.

REFERENCES

References: 

[1] Bianchetti, Lucídio, de Oliveira, Adriano, Ledur da Silva, Evellyn and Turnes, Luiza. “A iniciação à pesquisa no Brasil: políticas de formação de jovens pesquisadores.” Educação. Revista do Centro de Educação, v. 37, n. 3, 2012.
[2] Bridi, Jamile Cristina Ajub. "A pesquisa na formação do estudante universitário: a iniciação científica como espaço de possibilidades." (2010).
[3] Fava-de-Moraes, Flavio, and Marcelo Fava. "A iniciação científica: muitas vantagens e poucos riscos." São Paulo em perspectiva 14.1 (2000): 73-77.
[4] Feldman, Allan, Kent A. Divoll, and Rogan-Klyve, Allyson.. "Becoming researchers: The participation of undergraduate and graduate students in scientific research groups." Science Education 97.2 (2013): 218-243.
[5] Gilmore, Joanna, Vieyra, Michelle, Timmerman, Briana, Feldon, David and Maher, Michelle. "The relationship between undergraduate research participation and subsequent research performance of early career STEM graduate students." The Journal of Higher Education 86.6 (2015): 834-863.
[6] Görgens, Jacy Bastos. "Avaliação da produção científica dos egressos, bolsistas e não bolsistas de iniciação científica, do curso de medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, de 1994 a 1999, pelo Currículo Lattes." Belo Horizonte: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2007).
[7] Lamanauskas, Vincentas, and Dalia Augienė. "Scientific Research Activity of Students Pre-Service Teachers of Sciences at University: The Aspects of Understanding, Situation and Improvement." Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education 13.1 (2017).
[8] Linn, Marcia C, Palmer, Erin, Baranger, Anne, Gerard, Elizabet and Stone, Elisa. "Undergraduate research experiences: impacts and opportunities." Science 347.6222 (2015): 1261757.
[9] Massi, Luciana, and Salete Linhares Queiroz. "Estudos sobre iniciação científica no Brasil: uma revisão." Cadernos de Pesquisa 40.139 (2013): 173-197.[10] Oliveira, Neilton Araújo de, Luiz Anastácio Alves, and Maurício Roberto Luz. "Iniciação científica na graduação: o que diz o estudante de medicina?." Rev. bras. educ. méd 32.3 (2008): 309-314.
[11] Pinto, Gabriela S., et al. "Scholarships for Scientific Initiation Encourage Post-Graduation Degree." Brazilian dental journal 25.1 (2014): 63-68.
[12] Russell, Susan H., Mary P. Hancock, and James McCullough. "Benefits of undergraduate research experiences." Science(Washington) 316.5824 (2007): 548-549.
[13] Sadler, Troy D., and Lyle McKinney. "Scientific research for undergraduate students: A review of the literature." Journal of College Science Teaching 39.5 (2010): 43.
[14] Salsman, Nicholas, Dulaney, Cynthia L., Chinta, Ravi, Zascave, Vistoria and Joshi, Hem. “Student effort in and perceived benefits from undergraduate research”. College Student Journal. 47, 1, 202-211, Mar. 2013.
[15] Siraj, Harlina Halizah, et al. "Impact of Undergraduate Research “Special Study Module (SSM)” on Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Students and Alumni." ' 8.4 (2016).
[16] Taber, K. (2010). Preparing teachers for a research-based profession. In: M. Valenčič & J. Vogrinc (Eds.), Facilitating effective student learning through teacher research and innovation (pp. 19-48). Ljubljana: Faculty of Education.
[17] Taraban, Roman, and Erin Logue. "Academic factors that affect undergraduate research experiences." Journal of educational psychology 104.2 (2012): 499.
[18] Tenório, Maria do Patrocínio, and Gabriel Beraldi. "Iniciação científica no Brasil e nos cursos de medicina." Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira 56.4 (2010): 390-393.
[19] Webber, Karen L., Thomas F. Nelson Laird, and Allison M. BrckaLorenz. "Student and faculty member engagement in undergraduate research." Research in Higher Education 54.2 (2013): 227-249.
[20] Yeoman, Kay, Laura Bowater, and Elena Nardi. "The representation of scientific research in the national curriculum and secondary school pupils’ perceptions of research, its function, usefulness and value to their lives." F1000Research 4 (2015)

Thank you for copying data from http://www.arastirmax.com