ERIC Number: ED047607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Opportunities for Blacks in the Profession of Engineering.
This study examines the relationship of the Black Man to the profession of engineering. Chapter I discusses the background of the study, its potential value, and the long-term outlook for Blacks in engineering. Chapter II briefly describes 2 earlier studies on this subject and the institutions from which data was obtained. Chapter III presents enrollment data of engineering colleges for 1969-70, and makes comparisons of enrollments over the period 1955-70. Comments of college administrators on special programs for Blacks, supply of black applicants, employment opportunities, financial aid, secondary school preparation, and student success are also included. Chapter IV presents enrollment information of technicians institutes and administrator comments on employment opportunities, shortage of students, lack of interest, students' preference for 4-year colleges, inadequate high school preparation, quality of students, and remedial programs. Chapter V discusses engineering education in predominantly Negro colleges, and the comments of the deans of these institutions on their programs, opportunities for Blacks, women engineers, and what can be done to aid Negro engineering education. Chapters VI and VII present information on the background, education, employment, satisfaction, and salaries of Black engineers and technicians, and their comments on the job situation. Chapter VIII presents a summary and recommendations. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foundation for the Advancement of Graduate Study in Engineering, Newark, NJ.