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Attracting young minority women to engineering and science: necessary characteristics for exemplary programs

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2 Author(s)
Heller, R.S. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., George Washington Univ., Washington, DC, USA ; Martin, C.D.

A national educational imperative has been issued to reverse the trend of declining numbers of students choosing to study engineering and science. Minority women are particularly underrepresented in engineering and science, but in order to reach this pool of talent, the special concerns that affect young minority women must be recognized and programs that deal with these concerns must be developed. One such program offered at The George Washington University (GW) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1989 through 1993, utilizes computer technology and cooperative learning in a university setting to interest young minority women in engineering and science careers. As a result of the success of the GW/NSF program, a two-day working conference of experts was convened to determine the characteristics of exemplary programs that focus on this population. Outcomes from the conference included a criteria checklist, a program planning and self-evaluation guide, and suggestions for a national clearinghouse of information about exemplary programs designed to attract young minority women to engineering and science

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb 1994

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