Attn: Baja Alumni - Baja SAE Dissertation Research

1/25/2019 10:42:53 AM   BajaSAE Series

Attention Baja SAE Alumni!

The Perceived Occupational Benefits of Competing in Technical Collegiate Competitions

Baja SAE Kansas organizer Trent Lindbloom is conducting research for his dissertation on the "perceived occupational benefits of participation in the Baja SAE competition". If you were a Baja member and have not already been contacted, he would like your input. The survey is short, and will take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. The following information describes the study and the link to the survey is at the bottom. Thank you in advance!

Informed Consent Form

The Perceived Occupational Benefits of Competing in Technical Collegiate Competitions
Consent to Participate in a Research Study
Principal Researcher: Trenton James Lindbloom
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kit Kacirek

Invitation to Participate
You are invited to participate in a research study about your perceived occupational benefits from your participation in Baja SAE while completing your undergraduate degree. You are being asked to participate in this study because you were a student participant in the Baja SAE collegiate design series competition.

Purpose of this Research Study
The purpose of this study is to identify the perceived occupational benefits of competing in technical collegiate competitions. Specifically, to examine the perceived benefits of those that participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series (CDS), in relation to employment opportunities and career advancement. The specific CDS event used for this study is the Baja SAE competition.

Participant Actions
Participation will require you to complete an anonymous online survey about your experience and your perceived benefits acquired by your participation. This survey will take fifteen minutes or less to complete.

All information will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by applicable State and Federal law. Trent will be storing this on a password protected computer and the survey is conducted through Survey Monkey. He will not have access to personal information. Participants will not be identified by name and this is completely voluntary and anonymous.

At the conclusion of the study you will have the right to request feedback about the results. You may contact the Principal Researcher, Trenton James Lindbloom, [email protected]

You have the right to contact the Principal Researcher listed below for any concerns that you may have.

Trenton James Lindbloom, [email protected]

Thank you for your participation in this research study!

You may need to copy and paste email link into your browser. To answer the questions, you must roll over the circles to see the answers. Thank you again for your participation

Compliance Officer:
Ro Windwalker, CIP
Institutional Review Board Coordinator
Research Compliance
University of Arkansas
109 MLKG Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
[email protected]

I have read the above statement and have been able to ask questions and express concerns, which have been satisfactorily responded to by the investigator. I understand the purpose of the study as well as the potential benefits and risks that are involved. I understand that participation is voluntary. I understand that significant new findings developed during this research will be shared with the participant. I have been given a copy of the consent form. I agree to continue with participation in the Perceived Occupational Benefits of Competing in Technical Collegiate Competitions survey. Completion of this survey indicates that you agree for your responses to be used in this research.