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Gates, A. Q., Teller, P. J., Bernat, A., Delgado, N., & Della-Piana, C. K. (1998, November). Meeting the challenge of expanding participation in the undergraduate research experience. In FIE’98. 28th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Moving from’Teacher-Centered’to’Learner-Centered’Education. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No. 98CH36214) (Vol. 3, pp. 1133-1138). IEEE.

The benefits of working in a research group are clear: students develop domain expertise, gain an understanding and appreciation of the research process and its practice, and acquire team, [...]

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Gates, A. Q., Teller, P. J., Bernat, A., Delgado, N., & Della‐Piana, C. K. (1999). Expanding participation in undergraduate research using the affinity group model. Journal of Engineering Education, 88(4), 409-414.

The benefits of working in a research group are clear: students develop domain expertise, gain an understanding and appreciation of the research process and its practice, and acquire team, [...]

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Teller, P. J., & Gates, A. Q. (2000, October). Applying the Affinity Research Group model to computer science research projects. In 30th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Building on A Century of Progress in Engineering Education. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No. 00CH37135) (Vol. 2, pp. S1G-7). IEEE.

The Affinity Research Group model provides students with opportunities to learn, use, and integrate the knowledge and skills required for research with the knowledge and skills required for [...]

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Teller, P. J., & Gates, A. Q. (2001). Using the affinity research group model to involve undergraduate students in computer science research. Journal of Engineering Education, 90(4), 549-555.

The Affinity Research Group model is an attractive vehicle for involving undergraduates in research, retaining them, and fostering their interest in higher education. Using this model, students [...]

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Villa, E. Q., Rios, L. D., Stafford, S., & Gandara, G. (2001, October). K-16 partnerships: casting a broad net for filling the critical gaps in engineering. In 31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Impact on Engineering and Science Education. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No. 01CH37193) (Vol. 2, pp. T4E-10). IEEE.

The University of Texas at El Paso (USA) has a long standing commitment to pre-college outreach and recruitment in engineering and science. An array of programs provides rich venues for [...]

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Aló, R. A., Beheshti, M., Fernandez, J., Gates, A. Q., & Ranjan, D. (2007, October). Work in progress-peer-led team learning implementation in computer science. In 2007 37th Annual Frontiers In Education Conference-Global Engineering: Knowledge Without Borders, Opportunities Without Passports (pp. S4A-7). IEEE.

The Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CA-HSI) is a consortium of eight institutions that is committed to increasing the number of Hispanics who earn baccalaureate and advanced [...]

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Kephart, K., & Villa, E. (2008, October). Demonstrating sustainable success: Using ethnographic interviews to document the impact of the affinity research group model. In 2008 38th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (pp. S2C-17). IEEE.

The Affinity Research Group (ARG) is a model of undergraduate research that extends the undergraduate research experience to a broad range of students by providing opportunities to learn and [...]

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Villa, E. Q., Kephart, K., Gates, A. Q., Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2013). Affinity research groups in practice: Apprenticing students in research. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(3), 444-466.

The affinity research group (ARG) model is a set of practices built on a cooperative team framework to support the creation and maintenance of dynamic and inclusive research groups in which [...]

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Gates, A. Q., Casas, C., Servin, C., & Slattery, M. (2015, October). Using Peer-Led Team Learning to build university-community college relationships. In 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.

Through support from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the El Paso Community College (EPCC) began a program to [...]